Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2020
|REGION||Marlborough, New Zealand|
Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five wine makers to venture into Marlborough. Chardonnay, the widespread international aromatic grape variety, has proudly been part of the portfolio since 1986.
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is one for connoisseurs and gastronomic adventurers: refined, poised and balanced. Painstakingly made using traditional techniques, it is a true ‘food wine’. Fruit from vineyards in the stony soils of Wairau Valley and the dense clay of the Southern Valleys work together to create a wine that marries ripe stone fruit and citrusy elegance.
The 2020 Chardonnay is a welcoming burst of warmth and intensity. The nose is immediately open and appealing, with notes of white peach, apricot, ripe citrus and warm hay. A squeeze of ripe lemon freshens an intense palate of yellow stone fruit framed by mouthwatering saline acidity. Gentle notes of toast provide a savoury backbone to the luscious fruit, providing moreish balance.