An iconic Marlborough estate, Cloudy Bay maintains a long-held commitment to crafting fine wines that reflect the unique terroirs and pioneering spirit of New Zealand.
This Chardonnay is produced with grapes from Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern valleys.
Together they create a complete and balanced expression of the grape, while the use of wild yeast imparts texture and complexity.
While 2017 in Marlborough was one of the driest vintages in history, warm weather leading up to the harvest allowed optimal grape ripening.
With the Wairau and Southern Valley vines imparting their own personality to the chardonnay, the wine was fermented in French oak (15% new) with wild yeast.
Further ageing of 11 months helped the wine to become complete and balanced.
Appealingly aromatic on the nose and deeply flavoured and complex on the palate, this New Zealand chardonnay is well rounded, with pleasing layers of fruity and savoury notes.
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