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 - 46-50°F
- When to drink - From now to 2028
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Alcohol by volume - 13,1%
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 flavors and ideal concentration and acidity. Matured in a mix of stainless steel, French oak and large-format vats, this vintage is characterized by its vibrancy.
One for fresh flavors
A dish of delicate shrimp 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 flavors and aromas of this vintage to shine through.