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Chardonnay 2021

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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021 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.
For consumption
10-12 oC; 50-54 F
Cellaring potential
Drinking now, but would age 5-10 years
Bottling
2022
Alcohol percentage
13,5
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How does Chardonnay 2021 taste?

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Fruity
Savoury
Sweet
Dry
Vibrant
Mellow

Chardonnay 2021 taste description

Open on the nose, with expressive notes of stone fruit, orchard blossoms and subtle crème pâtissière and hazelnut notes.
The palate is taut and vibrant, with mouthwatering citrus freshness framing a core of conference pear and white nectarine. There is a touch of well-integrated toasty oak, melding with layers of savoury texture and leading into a long and elegant finish.

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Chardonnay 2021 Flavour matching

Enjoy with

Our Chardonnay is a natural match for just about everything, but especially seafood and other bright or creamy flavours. Try it with Caprese salad, soft cows’ cheeses, cream sauces or anything smoked or chargrilled.

Chardonnay 2021 Winemaking

How it's made

The grapes are hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed, a traditional approach to keeping the wine fresh and crisp. The resulting juice goes into barrels for fermentation, along with wild yeasts that build complexity and texture. The wine ages for 11 months, with malolactic fermentation used selectively to provide balance.

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Vineyards and terroir

Our Chardonnay is all about balance and harmony. Vineyards planted 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. Key vineyards include Barracks, Motukawa, Estate, Mustang, and Brook Street.

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“We try to make a wine that speaks of the place… That’s not just Marlborough, that’s Cloudy Bay.”

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