Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Vintage: 2020 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Cloudy Bay
No expense is spared on this blinding drop, sourced from the same alluvial plain in Marlborough as the now legendary Sauvignon Blanc. It's treated to a lavish dose of oak and as a result is ripe and full-bodied with superb flavours of citrus fruit, underpinned with a yeasty, nutty character and finished with a touch of flinty elegance. Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is an intriguing, textural wine and this particular vintage is highly sought after - it's well worth claiming some for your collection.
Cloudy Bay is the best known name in New Zealand wine and the “standard bearer of Marlborough wineries” (Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide). Through four decades, their outstanding Sauvignon has been acclaimed by many as the region’s leading light.
Complex flavours of cashew nut, preserved lemon and nectarine. Then, subtle grapefruit and white floral notes reveal themselves
Layered with a bold complexity of ripe fruit flavour and spicy, smoky oak characters. The combined texture of fruit density and lees work provides a focal point that is balanced by fresh and firm acidity
Food Matches: Mediterranean / Cheese / Foie Gras / aperitif