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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ML 2014      
Sku: 13071

The Marlborough region is blessed with a unique terroir... a cool, South Pacific climate that produces wines of great fruit intensity. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a benchmark wine that epitomizes the vibrant aromatics and pure fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of this remote southern wine region.

Tasting notes
Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones. The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes lingering on the persistent finish. Our sauvignon blanc is a delicious partner to a tomato and goat curd salad drizzled with fresh basil oil.

Rating
90 Points Wine Spectator, June 2014 “Graceful andelegant, with spice, Meyer lemon and quince notes up front. This is silky smooth but shows tremendous power on the finish, where crisp, clean acidity and flavors of mineral, ruby grapefruit and stone fruit crescendo.” - MaryAnn Worobiec

Wine maker notes
Vineyard flower set has a direct effect on bud fruitfulness the following year. With 2012’s poor flower set in mind, our team pruned to their advantage laying down an additional cane where appropriate. Ideal spring conditions during flowering and bud burst gave our vines great balance come bunch development. Fastidious canopy management throughout the mild and sunny growing season ensured fruit developed, then ripened at an ideal rate.

Technical notes
Harvest 2013 was rather compressed with varieties ripening at similar rates due to the remarkably uniform growing season. Harvest of our sauvignon blanc fruit commenced on March 29th with the first fruit coming in from the Rapaura and Renwick subregions. The compact harvest lasted just two weeks, finishing on 15th April. Crop levels were well balanced and slightly below average. Analysis at harvest showed a brix range of 21.0 - 23.3, pH 2.98 - 3.29 and TA 8.8 - 11.2.

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Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
 
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