2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc review

Cloudy Bay (Marlborough)

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Nouvelle-Zelande 2013

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Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Cloudy Bay offer explosive aromas of lemon zest to and grapefruit with hints of nectarine and lemon grass. The palate is fresh with pronounced flavors of ripe citrus and stone fruits, fennel and persistent minerality on the finish. Perfect with a salad of tomatoes and goat curd (cheese curd goat) seasoned with basil oil. Cloudy Bay is located in the northern part of the South Island of New Zealand, an area crossed by the Wairau River along the mountainous chain of Richmond Ranges and extends from Mount Riley peak at 1800 meters north to the coast to Cloudy Bay in the south. The 4 vineyards enjoy a cool maritime climate and soil composed of glacial sediment, silt, stones and clay: - Cloudy Bay Estate was born in 1986 and was replanted in 1992 after the arrival of phylloxera in Marlborough Almost xclusivement in Sauvignon Blanc with some Chardonnay. - Widows Block Vineyard takes its name from the original owner, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and was born in 1998, mostly planted in Sauvignon Blanc with some Pinot Noir. - Mustang Vineyard is located in brancott Valley. Born in 1994, its heavier soils are perfectly suited to Pinot Noir which together with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and some German varieties (Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris), most planted grape varieties. - Barracks Block is a vineyard born in 2004, fully planted in Pinot Noir, on gentle slopes facing north. The first harvest took place in 2007. Wine Spectator: 90/100 The Wine Front: 92/100

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