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Te Koko 2019

2019 vintage
DescriptionDetails
CitrusCitrus
PearPear
OakOak
Te Koko is a sophisticated, unique expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Its striking flavours reveal the surprising flavours and hidden depths of our signature variety. Crafted from just four prime vineyard parcels, it is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in French oak barrels. Te Koko is the ultimate expression of Cloudy Bay’s character, terroir and winemaking philosophy.
For consumption
10°C / 50-54 F
Cellaring potential
Drinking now, but would age 5-10 years
Bottling
2020
Alcohol percentage
13,09

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How does Te Koko 2019 taste?

CitrusCitrus
PearPear
OakOak
Fruity
Savoury
Sweet
Dry
Vibrant
Mellow

Te Koko 2019 taste description

Te Koko 2019 is serious, subtle and complex. The nose is nuanced, with citrus, stone fruits and savoury notes of soft woodsmoke. On the layered palate, mellow oak and mineral characters are balanced by the vibrant acidity and freshness of citrus and conference pear. A long and elegant finish draws together this dense, powerful example of Sauvignon Blanc.

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Te Koko 2019 flavour matching

Enjoy with

Te Koko welcomes exploration, and provides unexpected and provocative pairings with a wide range of cuisine. Try it with Chinese-style crispy pork belly, vibrant spicy dishes or smoked salmon.

Te Koko 2019 Winemaking

How it's made

Te Koko ferments in French oak barrels with indigenous yeasts, gaining complexity over four to five months under the watchful eye of our winemaking team. The wine then rests in barrel on fine lees for 15 months before blending and maturation in Cloudy Bay’s cellars.

Our fruit

Vineyards and terroir

Te Koko comes from our older vines planted on the floor of the Wairau Valley. The warm, free-draining gravelly soils of the Motukawa, Widow's Block, Estate and Brook Street vineyards are ideal for Sauvignon Blanc.

Vineyards and terroir
“The key really is to experiment, and not to be afraid – there is no real “wrong” when it comes to wine – as long as you enjoy it, you’re doing it right.”

Yang Shen, Retail in Asia, 2020

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