Innovation and meticulous attention to detail are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay. The team is committed to producing ‘wines of region’ and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavours and stunning vibrancy, naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough. Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley. The vineyards of Cloudy Bay are located at superior sites throughout the Marlborough region to maximise the considerable diversity that exists in micro-climates and soil types. The different sites provide nuances of aroma and flavour, bringing complexity to the wines.
Pale straw pale gold base wine colour. The nose shows good lift and complexity with aromas of toasty baked bread, yeast lees, a touch of citrus and cashew emerging from the glass. The palate is quite elegant with delicate toasty flavours, citrus, cashew and yeast lees present. Clean crisp dry finish. Aftertaste of citrus, toast and yeast lees.