Why not celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day, Friday May 7th, with one of the region’s best loved and most celebrated wines, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 vintage.
In the growing season of 2019/2020, mother nature provided incredible conditions in the vineyards throughout the year, and the fruit that came into the winery was as close to perfect as could be imagined.
While it was certainly dry again this year, the slightly cooler conditions than the year before yielded Sauvignon Blanc that shows a remarkable balance, and refined acidity, alongside the vibrant fruit qualities for which Cloudy Bay is best known.
With New Zealand in lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic during harvest, the wine industry was permitted to work to bring in the grapes. Yang Shen, Estate Director for Cloudy Bay says, “While the conditions under which we worked were far from ideal, we feel so privileged to have been allowed to work and bring in this amazing vintage. We couldn’t have done it without the hard work and dedication of our team, who worked diligently and professionally despite the additional stress that the Covid restrictions added. This vintage will always be memorable, because of what we went through to make it happen, but we believe it will also be memorable as one of Cloudy Bay’s best vintages.”
For Jim White, Cloudy Bay’s Technical Director, the proof of the vintage is in the glass, “We may feel like we were put through the mill during harvest, but you would never know it from the wine in the bottle. The 2020 vintage release is everything a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon should be, concentrated and vibrant, with beautiful citrus and stone fruit characters, but also that certain subtlety and poise that has built its renown around the globe.”
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020, RRP €35.60, available nationwide from independent retailers including Higgins Clonskeagh, Redmonds, The Corkscrew, Morton & Sons, Jus De Vine, Bradleys Cork, The Wine Centre Kilkenny, Ardkeen superstore Waterford, McCambridges Galway, select SuperValu and Dunnes Stores, O’Briens, and Donnybrook Fair.