Sauvignon Blanc

For its 35th vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc celebrates in style with this elegant classic. 2019 provided the ideal conditions to make the style of wine for which Cloudy Bay is famous - bright, vibrant, with an elegant balance of tropical and citrus characters.

For its 35th vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc celebrates in style with this elegant classic. 2019 provided the ideal conditions to make the style of wine for which Cloudy Bay is famous - bright, vibrant, with an elegant balance of tropical and citrus characters.



The iconic wine behind the Cloudy Bay tale

Defined New Zealand's wine and established the Marlborough wine region globally.


Nose
Immediately expressive in the glass, with notes of bright, ripe citrus, makrut lime, passionfruit and white peach.
Palate
The palate is vibrant and mouthwatering, with concentrated juicy tropical notes, underpinned by a lively grapefruit acidity, carrying the intense fruit characters through to an impressively long finish
Marlborough
Vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott sub-regions of the Wairau Valley
Free-draining gravel based soils with shallow sandy-loam horizons
few clouds
Today
5°C
40°F
Jim White
Technical Director
This vintage is likely to be remembered as one of the great Marlborough vintages, and we have created a Sauvignon Blanc that perfectly balances ripeness and freshness. The quality is a testament to our great vineyards, our hardworking teams and a season where everything just came together.
How it was made

Harvest

The Sauvignon Blanc harvest commenced on March 15th and was completed on April 2nd, the earliest finish to a Sauvignon Blanc harvest in the 34 years since Cloudy Bay was founded. Fruit was picked with ripe flavour and a delicious concentration.

Vinification

Following the harvest, the free-run was cold-settled, before racking and inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation was carried out primarily in stainless steel tanks, with approximately 5% of the blend fermented at warmer temperatures in old French oak vats. As usual, our Sauvignon Blanc was blended stringently from 82 different portions to include only the best.

Must know
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Marlborough
  • For consumption 46°C 50°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years
    min
  • Alcohol 13.1 %
  • Vintage 2019
  • pH 3.19
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bottling August 2018
  • Harvest Friday, March 15, 2019 to Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Residual sugar 2.2 g/L
  • Acid 7.8 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap