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CLOUDY BAY Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2016

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CLOUDY BAY Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2016

Cloudy Bay could arguably considered the one that started it all, putting New Zealand’s Marlborough Region on the map for its Sauvignon Blanc production, which in just over thirty years has flooded marketplaces around the globe. <br><br> Throughout this barrage, Cloudy Bay’s superior quality has never wavered, showcasing the best of the region’s unique varietal characteristics to tremendous acclaim from fans and critics alike, with this latest vintage earning <strong>94 Points from Huon Hooke</strong>. Here is a Sauvignon Blanc for serious wine drinkers, one that reminds us how good the variety can be, given the right pair of hands. <br><br> It would be difficult to find a more capable pair than Cloudy Bay’s.
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Cloudy Bay could arguably considered the one that started it all, putting New Zealand’s Marlborough Region on the map for its Sauvignon Blanc production, which in just over thirty years has flooded marketplaces around the globe.

Throughout this barrage, Cloudy Bay’s superior quality has never wavered, showcasing the best of the region’s unique varietal characteristics to tremendous acclaim from fans and critics alike, with this latest vintage earning 94 Points from Huon Hooke. Here is a Sauvignon Blanc for serious wine drinkers, one that reminds us how good the variety can be, given the right pair of hands.

It would be difficult to find a more capable pair than Cloudy Bay’s.
  • Style: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Code: CBSB
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Country: New Zealand

Region Marlborough

Marlborough Arguably New Zealand’s most famous wine region owing to international demand for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also the largest wine producing region in the country, comprising 79% of New Zealand’s total wine production. Modern winemaking commenced in Marlborough in the 1970s and from tiny beginnings, the vineyard area has rapidly expanded now encompassing 23,600 hectares. Marlborough is located on the east coast of the South Island, with mountains to the west creating a rain shadow, making it one of the driest and sunniest regions in New Zealand. There are three sub regions in Marlborough, the largest being the Wairau Valley, where most plantings are concentrated on free draining alluvial soils. Viticulture has also spread to the cooler Awatere Valley, also on free draining stony loams and vineyards are also situated in the cooler southern valleys with its silt, gravel and clay soils. The soils across all three regions all have relatively low fertility to help curb the

Marlborough

Arguably New Zealand’s most famous wine region owing to international demand for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also the largest wine producing region in the country, comprising 79% of New Zealand’s total wine production. Modern winemaking commenced in Marlborough in the 1970s and from tiny beginnings, the vineyard area has rapidly expanded now encompassing 23,600 hectares. Marlborough is located on the east coast of the South Island, with mountains to the west creating a rain shadow, making it one of the driest and sunniest regions in New Zealand. There are three sub regions in Marlborough, the largest being the Wairau Valley, where most plantings are concentrated on free draining alluvial soils. Viticulture has also spread to the cooler Awatere Valley, also on free draining stony loams and vineyards are also situated in the cooler southern valleys with its silt, gravel and clay soils. The soils across all three regions all have relatively low fertility to help curb the vigour of Sauvignon Blanc vines that dominate Marlborough. Although the region built its reputation on crisp, distinctively pungent unoaked Sauvignon Blanc, there is an increasing trend towards more complex barrel-ferment styles. Light-bodied, fruit driven Pinot Noir is also successful.
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Winery CLOUDY BAY

David Hohnen, the founder of Cape Mentelle in Margaret River, Western Australia, established Cloudy Bay in Marlborough New Zealand in 1985. The first commercial vintage made that same year was produced from purchased grapes. The company later planted its own vineyards, which now total 140 ha over three different sites in the Wairau Valley. Most of the vineyards are anchored on free draining alluvial gravel soils. Considered a pioneer of the Marlborough region, the winery played a pivotal role in showcasing the potential for premium Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. Best known for its premium Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay also produces sparkling wines under the Pelorous brand, in addition to Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir among others.
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