Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, best price for delicious new 2023 vintage ‘another home run’ for the bright, vibrant wine which has ‘catapulted New Zealand on to the fine wine map’: case of 6 bottles delivered
New Zealand’s flagship wine, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc still stands ahead of the crowd, and the 2023 has just arrived. The new release is everything a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc should be, and is already being acclaimed by the leading critics.
Notes Berry Bros & Rudd: ‘Brimming with aromas of passionfruit, peach and lime, this is another home run from the winery that catapulted New Zealand on to the fine-wine map. The grapes are carefully selected from across 90 different plots, each fermented separately before blending. The bright, vibrant flavours and searing mineral finish transport you to the gravelly soils and maritime climate of the Wairau Valley.
‘The excellent 2023 vintage sees a return to La Niña conditions in New Zealand, resulting in slightly lower than average Sauvignon Blanc yields. This is reflected in this wine’s intense, concentrated palate. The slightly riper tropical fruit is perfectly balanced by a zingy acidity and velvety texture. Enjoy with rocket salad or fruits de mer. Drink now to 2028.’
The wine is always limited in supply. So we are pleased to have again reserved for Members 50 cases of the new vintage at the exclusive Club Members’ price of £127 for a case of six bottles, including VAT, duty and delivery in the UK mainland.
Non Members £227. CCUK £127 including UK mainland delivery.
‘The 2023 vintage of this always-reliable sauvignon blanc is a wine with massive drive and concentration. It’s characterised by notes of vibrant citrus, fresh lemongrass and sweet honeydew melon, balanced by a stony salinity and mouthwatering blackcurrant freshness. It’s everything you’d expect a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough region to be, and is ready to chill and enjoy now—or it will happily spend another 10 years in the cellar for a richer, more complex end result.’
Blend and origin:
‘Made with grapes harvested largely from vineyards planted on the Wairau Valley floor, where the climate and free-draining gravelly soils provide ideal growing conditions for sauvignon blanc. The 2023 season was unsettled, with vineyard teams working tirelessly to ensure the fruit was well-tended and could ripen perfectly and to its full potential. Fermentation was carried out mostly in stainless steel, with almost 5% of the blend fermented at a warmer temperature in oak – a portion was also fermented using wild yeast to build texture and complexity. As is typical with Cloudy Bay wines, this vintage was blended stringently to include only the best—82 different portions were tasted, of which 50 were selected to create the final blend.’