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Cloudy Bay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Released Worldwide Today

1st October 2013
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Cloudy Bay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Released Worldwide Today

The 2013 vintage of Cloudy Bay’s international benchmark wine is now available to fine wine lovers worldwide from today Tuesday October 1st. An outstanding summer with excellent growing conditions has enabled Cloudy Bay winemakers to craft New Zealand’s most precious summer flavours into their Sauvignon Blanc 2013 vintage.

Widely regarded as the quintessential expression of the acclaimed Marlborough wine region - which enjoys the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand, Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc is noted for its vibrant aromatics, layers of pure fruit flavours and fine structure.

“Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones,” says Cloudy Bay winemaker Nick Lane. “The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit and mineral notes.”

Top chef Mark Southon was invited by Cloudy Bay to capture the essence of this First of the Season vintage in a dish created on a single spoon. The challenge for Mark Southon was to create a dish matched to the sauvignon blanc without having tasted it, basing his creation only on the tasting notes. The result was poached South Island scampi with pear, vanilla and citrus oil - a huge success among Cloudy Bay winemakers and friends who tasted the pairing last night.

“We were amazed with how perfectly Mark’s resulting dish brought out the notes in the 2013 vintage – especially as he hadn’t yet sampled the wine himself. It was an illustration of fine talent from both him and our wine makers who communicated the notes perfectly for this year’s Sauvignon Blanc,” says Rai Banbury, Cloudy Bay senior brand manger.

Select restaurants nationwide will be taking part in a Cloudy Bay First of the Season 2013 Sauvignon Blanc event, offering a glass of the new vintage with a First of the Season food pairing for the public to enjoy from mid October onwards. Restaurant details will be revealed soon.

The Cloudy Bay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc will be available in all fine wine retailers worldwide from today Tuesday 1st October, rrp nzd $38.99.

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About Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a wine led by citrus and stone fruit, shying away from anything overtly tropical. The palate is taught and focused, mineral rich and serious – but never lean or austere.

About Cloudy Bay
Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in Marlborough, New Zealand in 1985 by the founders of Cape Mentelle. Innovation, meticulous attention to detail and regional expression are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing ‘wines of region’ and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavours and stunning vibrancy, naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough, New Zealand.

For more information on Cloudy Bay visit www.cloudybay.co.nz


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