Description/ Tasting NotesIntense grapefruit, passion fruit and green mango notes.
Winery Info/ Brand
Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley, and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris. The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley, which was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770.
Region Info/ Origin
Marlborough has 20 percent of New Zealand's coastline, woven through the beautiful Marlborough sound, and nearly 80 percent of its wine regions stretched across the valleys. At Marlborough, the producing region has been a source offering the most comprehensive array of fine wine choices from red and white to sparkling wine for both wine sommerlier and aficionados. Marlborough is also popular for climbing to view awe-inspiring and breathtaking mountains, plunging into the aquifer fed rivers in pure sparkling water or devouring some of the best gourmet produce in the country, have been a luxury to the locals, tourists as well as visitors alike.