CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018
For its 34th vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc reaffirms its outstanding quality.
Cloudy Bay has built a reputation for refined, elegant Sauvignon Blanc and the 2018 vintage is no exception thanks to the stable weather during the harvest. Warm and dry conditions through December and cooler weather from January onwards allowed for more steady ripening.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is one of the best Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blancs in many years. Although we had trouble with the late rain, the fundamentals were so good that we were able to carry through
HOW IT WAS MADE
The Sauvignon Blanc harvest commenced on March 21st and was completed on April 5th. Fruit was picked with ripe flavours, good concentration and great acid balance.
Following the harvest, the free-run juice was cold-settled for 48-72 hours before racking. Fermentation was carried out primarily in stainless steel tanks, with approximately 7% of the blend fermented at warmer temperatures in old French oak barriques and large format vats. As usual, our Sauvignon Blanc was blended stringently to include only the best portions.
Sauvignon Blanc 2018
For consumption 46-50°F
Cellaring potential 10 YEARS MIN
· Alcohol 13.1 %
· Vintage 2018
· pH 3.26
· Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
· Bottling July 2018
· Harvest Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Thursday, April 5, 2018
· Residual sugar 2.5 g/L
· Acid 7.9 g/L