Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2014

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2016

Marlborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    13.5%
While Cloudy Bay is world famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, their Chardonnay always attracts plenty of interest and like the Sauvignon Blanc has established itself as a Marlborough benchmark. Cloudy Bay have been crafting premium Chardonnay since the late 1980's from carefully chosen Marlborough sites; each contributing a unique flavour profile to a complex and balanced wine.

After gentle pressing, juice was 100% barrel fermented with a high solids content in French oak. Remaining in barrel for one year prior to bottling, with regular lees stirring to build palate weight and lift aromatics. The 2016 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is a superbly balanced and richly textured example of Marlborough Chardonnay with a lingering, lively finish.

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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2016 is available for purchase in increments of 1
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in Marlborough, New Zealand in 1985 by the founders of Cape Mentelle. Innovation, meticulous attention to detail and regional expression are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay.

The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing ‘wines of region’ and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavours and stunning vibrancy, naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough, New Zealand.
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Harvest: In 2015 there was an immediate clarity of Chardonnay flavour from the moment that the fruit was received in the winery. The harvest season commenced on March 13th and culminated on March 31st.

Vinification: After gentle pressing, the juice was pumped into barrels. The vinification utilised naturally occurring yeast populations to undergo a wild fermentation. A portion of the wine was fermented with full solids in order to build additional texture and complexity in the wine. After fermentation the wine rested in French oak barrel for one year of maturation.

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