Part of the portfolio since the 1986 vintage, Cloudy Bay’s Chardonnay was the Estate’s second wine to be released, after Sauvignon Blanc. It is known for reconciling the stony soils of the Wairau Valley and the denser clay soils of the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Today, Cloudy Bay’s Chardonnay is an equal representation of the two soil types, with the riper stone fruit characteristics from the stony soils and the citrus-focused elegance of Chardonnay from Marlborough’s clay soils.
Fresh and beguiling with notes of candied citrus, stone fruit and orchard blossom and subtle hints of spice
The palate is rounded in the mouth, with gentle citrus and white peach characters, enfolded in layers of crème patissière and hazelnut
Long finishing of juicy stonefruits and mild floral note
Enjoy in a white wine glass. Service temperature – 10-12°C
Richly flavoured seafood dishes, white and pink meats
Storage advice – Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
Alcohol by volume – 13,3 % Vol.