Make Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc 2021 your drink of choice at the Christmas table this year. And all summer long!
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is the wine that changed the world map. Since the very first vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has captured global attention with its electrifying, unforgettable flavour. While every vintage is unique, Cloudy Bay’s signature style is famously zesty, fresh and vibrant. Lime, lemongrass and juicy stone fruit mingle and meld into a mouthwatering palate, balanced by subtle mineral notes and a long finish. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that rewards patience, ageing gracefully for a decade or more - if you can wait that long.
Cloudy Bay’s winemakers are determined to capture the essence of Marlborough, bottling the region’s natural beauty, lush vineyards and sunshine. Grapes for this wine come from three sub-regions in the heart of Wairau Valley: Rapaura, Renwick and Brancott Valley. Fruit from each parcel ferments separately before blending, a critical step in maintaining the consistency of Cloudy Bay’s house style. Rather than blending to make more wine, the winemakers go through an intensive process to select the grapes for each year’s Sauvignon Blanc. Sometimes this means whittling down up to 30% of the original production.
The focus, as ever, is on quality. Quality is Cloudy Bay’s promise: not a single bottle leaves the winery unless it is up to standard. From its very first vintage, the quality of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has revealed New Zealand’s potential and confirmed Marlborough as a world-famous wine region. Today, it is a beacon of New Zealand’s pedigree on the world wine stage.
“Sauvignon 2021 is a wine that will age very well, but it will take incredible restraint and will-power for this to occur as this wine screams 'drink me now.'” John Flanagan, Viticulturist
Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc 2021 pairs beautifully with fresh simply prepared shellfish and crustaceans like our Crayfish with Miso and Spring Onion Butter, or fresh white fish like Sashimi with Tamari and Wasabi Dipping Sauce.
We recommend enjoying a glass of Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc 2021 with the main event at Christmas, our Roast Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze and Herby Yoghurt Mayo.
Pick up a bottle of Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc 2021 now and for Christmas from your local stockist.
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