Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, 33rd Vintage, Wairau Valley, New Zealand
Grape variety, 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay releases its 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, an elegant wine revealing bright citrus aromas of kaffir lime and exuberant notes of grapefruit, along with nectarine-like aromas. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are in the heart of the Wairau Valley, in Marlborough.
The 2017 vintage benefited from ideal growing conditions, with warm temperatures and excellent weather during the ripening season. Cyclone Debbie hit New Zealand during the harvest and affected wineries across the Marlborough region.
However, Cloudy Bay’s extensive expertise allowed them to overcome this challenging harvest and to ensure the excellent quality of its Sauvignon Blanc. The Cloudy Bay grapes achieved maturity early in the season. The fruits that were not harvested before the heavy rains were dropped and left in the vineyards. "Excellent vintage that reveals an elegant and concentrated palate with ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a lovely minerality. Its crisp acidity leads to a mouth-watering and persistent finish suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc that will age well.”
“The production of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is lower to meet our quality standards. We have focused on quality over quantity.” added Tim Heath Chief Wine Maker Cloudy Bay.