Cloudy Bay New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed wine is sought after from Sydney to New York and London. Its irresistibly aromatic and zesty style and intense flavours stem from 'the fruit characters that are in the grapes when they arrive at the winery'. It is sourced from company-owned and several long-term contract growers' vineyards in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott districts of the Wairau Valley, Marlborough. The wine is mostly cool-fermented with cultured and indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks and aged on its yeast lees, and a small percentage of the blend (4 per cent in 2021) is fermented at warmer temperatures in old French barriques and large-format oak vats. Bright, light lemon/green, the stylish 2021 vintage (5*) is highly aromatic, weighty and sweet-fruited, with strong, vibrant, tropical fruit flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, that build well to a long, dry (2.6 grams/litre of residual sugar), appetisingly crisp finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $37 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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