Cloudy Bay `Te Koko` Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (6 x 750mL), New Zealand.

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Overview

The 2012 Te Koko is an intriguing and alternative style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A true leader in its class, it is a one-of-a-kind wine that offers a rare taste. A great food wine and engaging style for wine lovers, Te Koko is the innovative, bold, individual member of the Cloudy Bay family.

The very existence of Te Koko is the result of winemaking curiosity.

The idea of using indigenous yeast was unheard of when Cloudy Bay winemakers made their first trials in 1991. The bold move paid off, and Te Koko’s ground breaking ‘hands-off’ approach has forged a new path for the stylistic evolution of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

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

Expert Reviews

The 2012 Te Koko is redolent of honeyed peaches, pink grapefruit and passion fruit with an undercurrent of cedar and baking bread. Medium-bodied with a lovely silken texture and tons of tropical and toast flavor layers, it finishes long. Rating 93 - Drink by 2020, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Ripe and tropical with notes of dried apricot and lemon curd, the Te Koko 2012 is refreshing.

Palate

The stone fruit notes intensify on the palate, supplemented by hits of smokey oak leading to a focused, persistent finish.

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Other New Zealand
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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