Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020
39,86 CHF pro Liter
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New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed wine. This benchmark wine redrew the global Sauvignon Blanc map and rearranged a few boundaries in the world wine atlas. Intense, fragrant, superbly varietal, it fully deserves its pedigree status. New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc is sought after around the globe.
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Reviews for the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
NZ Wine Rater (Steve Bennett MW, Lynette Hudson): 96/100. A restrained, genuinely complex, extremely appealing aroma - herbal notes, with hints of wet stones, cucumber, fennel, redcurrant and white pepper. Has subtle layers of texture and a nice balance between concentration, freshness and length that provides both power and drinkability. Benchmark stuff.
Bob Campbell MW: 95/100. & Top Rank. Impressive sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, lime sherbet dab and capsicum plus a subtle passionfruit influence. An ethereal, aromatic wine with impressive purity. Fruit sweetness is balanced by refreshing and fruity acidity.
Cameron Douglas MS: 94/100 (Excellent). Fantastic bouquet, varietal, intense and attention seeking with aromas of ripe sweet grapefruit and tropical fruits, citrus pith and apple, fresh herbs, pineapple and passionfruit. Intense, crisp, salivating and salty on the palate. Flavours mirror the nose with fresh herbs, bell-pepper, tropical fruit and citrus. Salivating acidity, light weight, fresh and vibrant. lengthy persistent finish, well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2023+.
James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 92/100. A fresh, creamy-textured white with lots of freshness and lovely pear and green-apple character. Some white pineapple. It's medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a flavorful finish. Less herbs and more clean, ripe fruit. Drink now.
Decanter: 94/100 (20 Top New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs from the 2020 vintage). Classic, pungent, herbaceous bouquet of pink grapefruit, tropical fruit, apple and fresh herbs. Equally urgent on the palate, with high acidity and flavours of passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, basil, white peach, flowers, hay and stony minerality. Delicious, fresh, crunchy texture and a lengthy finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2026
Michael Cooper: Sauvignon Blanc Wine Super Classic. 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'.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromatics of ripe grapefruit, lime, passion fruit. The palate is mouth-watering, with zesty lime, lemongrass and juicy stone fruit characters melding together, underpinned by a subtle minerality. The vibrant concentrated fruit and freshness bestow poise and balance, and lead through to a long and impressive finish.
Aromas and flavours:
Type: White wine
Varial: Sauvignon Blanc
Food match: Its richness allows the 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc to excel with food such as seafood, poultry, soft cheeses. Enjoy with asparagus with balsamic vinaigrette or steemped shirmp dumpings.
Acid: 7.15 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulfites
Vineyard: Marlborough, New Zealand. Grapes for the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from estate and grower vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott subregions of the Wairau Valley. Soils range from free draining stony on the valley floor to aged alluvial loams containing some clay. The majority of fruit is grown on a vertical shoot positioned trellis with a small number of blocks on Scott-Henry.
Vintage 2020: Near perfect conditions in the vineyards. While, with the exception of December, it was another dry year in Marlborough, it was not exceptionally hot, which allowed the fruit mature well without any undue stress on the vines. The dry weather was also a godsend for the vineyard team, with little disease pressure to worry about after Christmas. Canopy work was undertaken to ensure the bunches received optimum levels of exposure to allow full flavour development, with the resulting fruit proving concentrated and complex. The harvest, while challenging due to the conditions brought about by the COVID19 pandemic, actually took place in near-perfect weather, with sunny days and cool nights, and plenty of time to pick the fruit at the perfect maturity.
Winemaking: Following the harvest, the free-run juice was cold settled, before racking and inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation was carried out primarily in stainless steel tanks, with approximately 4% of the blend fermented at warmer temperatures in old French oak barriques and large format oak vats. As usual, our Sauvignon Blanc was blended stringently from 91 different portions to include only the best.
Cellar potential: 2023+
Produced and bottled by: Cloudy Bay Vineyards Limited, P.O. Box 376, 230 Jacksons Rd, Blenheim 7240, Neuseeland