The production of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 was full of challenges. However, despite all this, the vintage is being hailed as one of Cloudy Bay's best yet! It showcases not only the high quality of the grapes and excellent conditions that produced this vintage, but it's also a testament to precise vineyard management. To taste, the vibrant and vivid fruit flavours are balanced by a freshness, that is uniquely Cloudy Bay in style. A wine that's delightful to sip now. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is zesty and well-balanced and a wine that has potential to further develop with careful cellaring.
The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has expressive aromas of ripe grapefruit, makrut lime and passionfruit. On the palate, it delivers mouth-watering flavours of zesty lime, lemongrass together with juicy stone fruit characters, underpinned by a subtle minerality. The fresh, vibrant and concentrated fruit in this wine gives poise and balance, and leads to a long and impressive finish.
For the 2020 vintage, nature provided near perfect conditions. With the exception of December, it was a dry year in Marlborough, it was not exceptionally hot, which allowed the fruit to mature well without any undue stress on the vines. The resulting fruit was concentrated and complex, producing an exceptional wine.