A vibrant, intense interpretation of the Marlborough region’s terroir, this sauvignon blanc combines mouth-watering tropical notes with flavours of stone fruits and a pleasing minerality.Sourced from vineyards in New Zealand’s Wairau Valley, the grapes for this vintage withstood troublesome wet weather in 2018, and the resulting wine is concentrated and characterful.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 8-10°C
- When to drink - From now to 2028
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
Blend and Origin
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Periods of rain in the latter half of the growing season raised concerns about the 2018 harvest. However, diligent management in the vineyards ensured that, while yields were low, the grapes developed ripe flavours and ideal concentration and acidity. Matured in a mix of stainless steel, French oak and large-format vats, this vintage is characterised by its vibrancy.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
More to try
One for fresh flavours
A dish of delicate prawn dumplings will prove a pleasant textural contrast to this sauvignon blanc. Or try fresh asparagus, grilled and served with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.
Wild-caught salmon, grilled or baked and served simply with lemon and herbs, will allow the fine flavours and aromas of this vintage to shine through.