Cloudy Bay `Pelorus Brut NV (6 x 750mL with 3 x Giftboxed), NZ.

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RRP $34.79

$26.99 per Bottle
$161.94 per pack
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Overview

“Elegance meets complexity in a melange of citrus & toasted brioche.”

Pelorus Brut is a chardonnay-predominant blend of selected vintages. It is a fresh, aperitif style sparkling wine with apple crisp flavours, underpinned by nutty yeast complexity derived from two years bottle maturation on lees.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

“Has become a tighter and keener wine over the years. This one is a beauty that fits snugly into the aperitif style. Apple and citrus characters pervade the nose and palate with a long, pure, clean finish.” Rating 93 Ray Jordan The West Australian, October 2013

“Lots of cracked yeast and bread, white peach and citrus – complexity and intensity here. Full flavoured, briney and high impact, with fine acidity and an attractive bubbly mouth-feel. Has some Champagne character, yet also has individual style and quality. Very good. Surprisingly so.” Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (JAN/2013)

A classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the primary fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks, large oak vats and small French oak barrels. As always, this is a beautifully framed méthode traditionnelle with complex aromas of yeast, citrus, white peach and mushroom. The palate is refined and flowing with silky texture and a lingering crisp finish. Very satisfying.” Rating 93 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (DEC/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

The pale straw colour

Aroma

Aromas of ripe citrus fruits indicate its chardonnay origins. A layered bouquet of apple and lemon citrus complements fresh bready notes derived from two years bottle ageing on lees.

Palate

The deliciously crisp palate displays toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Imported Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, and is today part of Estates & Wines, The Moët Hennessy Wine Division. 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.

The winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has 250 hectares over four estate vineyards, and long-term supply agreements with nine Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, riesling, and pinot gris.

Cloudy Bay wines are exported to over 30 markets, the principal ones being Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Japan. Cloudy Bay believes that the future success of specialist wineries lies in the production of high quality wines from varieties best suited to specific regions. At Cloudy Bay, emphasis is placed on individual fruit character and the development of a recognisable estate wine style.

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was a founding member of the New Zealand Integrated Winegrape Production scheme, set up to develop a programme for sustainable vineyard management, which is now monitored by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Cloudy Bay’s impeccable scorecard reflects the company’s commitment to environmentally friendly winery and vineyard management practices.

The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley, which was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770. At the time of Cook’s discovery, Marlborough was in flood and the Wairau River running into the bay was full of silt creating cloudy waters.

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