Saturday, 29 March 2014

TN : Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand

The grapes for this wine weresourced from estate and grower vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott sub-regions of the Wairau Valley. Soils ranged from free draining stony on the valley floor to aged alluvial loams containing some clay. The majority of fruit was grown on a vertical shoot positioned (VSP) trellis with a small number of blocks on Scott-Henry. In 2013, the average yield was 10 tonnes per hectare.

Harvest of the grapes commenced on March 29th with the first fruit coming in from the Rapaura and Renwick subregions. The compact harvest lasted two weeks and finishrf on 15th April. Crop levels were well balanced and slightly below average. Analysis at harvest showed a brix range of 21.0 to 23.3, a pH of 2.98 to 3.29 and a TA of 8.8 to 11.2. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Moet Hennessy Sverige AB.

Colour : Pale lemon, green hues

Aroma : Nettles, asparagus, passion fruit, earthy, blackcurrant

Taste : Passion fruit, lemon, tomato, lime, nettles

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 241 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 82623

Mark : B+

Website : Cloudy Bay

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