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
The Cloudy Bay estate lies in Wairau Valley, Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. The vineyards are predominantly free-draining gravel based soils with shallow sandy loam horizons.
Fermentation is carried out primarily in stainless steel tanks, with approximately 7% of the blend fermented at warmer temperatures in old French barriques and large format vats.
Fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromatics of bright citrus, kaffir lime, orchard blossoms and passion fruit. The palate is concentrated and mouthwatering, with juicy stone fruit and subtle tropical characters underpinned by a fine minerality and meyer lemon acidity.