2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2016
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.3%
Price :
$26.95

Winery Notes:
Harvest:
The Sauvignon Blanc harvest commenced on March 31st and was complete on April 14th. Fruit was picked over a range of 22.7-20.8 °Bx with excellent flavours and acid balance.

Vinification:
Following harvest, the free-run juice was cold settled for 48-72 hours before racking. Fermentation was primarily carried out in stainless steel tanks with a mixture of cultured yeasts and wild yeast. Approximately 3% of the blend was fermented at warmer temperature in old French oak barriques and large format vats. As usual our Sauvignon was stringently blended, including only the strongest batches.

Aromas:
A vibrant mix of kaffir lime, lemon zest and nectarine aromatics intermingle with the bright perfume of orange blossom. Palate: Brimming with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours that are framed by sleek and succulent acid architecture. Brimming with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours that are framed by sleek and succulent acid architecture