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Cloudy Bay New 2018 Vintage UK Launch plus 2006 & 2010
October 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hosted by Winemaker Daniel Sorrell.
“In 2018, we have made a wine that tells the story of our vineyards, our culture and the quality of our fruit. There are challenges in any year, but we have learnt over many years that focus in the vineyard is the key to a delicious wine.” Jim White, Technical Director
The 2018 Vintage
Blenheim, New Zealand, 13.08.2018 – Cloudy Bay released its 34th vintage 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. The 2018 growing season began in fine style, with settled conditions and no frost, leading to an early budburst and successful flowering. Warm and dry conditions through December encouraged flourishing canopy growth and good potential crop levels. Cooler weather from January onwards allowed for more steady ripening. Harvest commenced on March 21st and was completed on April 5th. Fruit was picked with ripe flavours, good concentration and great acidity.
Appellation Marlborough Wine – Launched June 2018
The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are located in the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. In June 2018, Cloudy Bay became one of the founder members of Appellation Marlborough Wine – an organisation designed to protect the integrity, authenticity and brand value of wines produced here. Sauvignon made under the AMW banner must be: 100% from Marlborough, made from lower-yielding vines; made and bottled in New Zealand.
About Cloudy Bay
Cloudy Bay was established in 1985 by David Hohnen, a pioneer and visionary, who was convinced of New Zealand great potential. The winery was among the first five to be established in Marlborough, the country’s finest wine region, and is now highly regarded for the quality and consistency of its range. Thirty years later, Cloudy Bay remains NZ’s most recognised winery. Sauvignon Blanc is the Estate’s flagship grape variety. Cloudy Bay also produces a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a sparkling wine: Pelorus.