Cloudy Bay `Pelorus` Brut NV (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Over a quarter of a century ago Cloudy bay harvested grapes for their first sparkling wine. This crisp, elegant wine quickly became a sparkling benchmark of Marlborough, New Zealand. To reflect its pure, lively spirit they named the wine Pelorus, after the famous dolphin of Cook Strait. Pelorus Jack guided ships through these treacherous waters and became the first dolphin to receive world protection.

Cloudy Bay Pelorus is a complex, beautifully framed method traditional with fresh citrus notes, bright acidity and rich layers of toasty complexity.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

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 - Drink by 2018, Gary Walsh, (JAN/2013).

Scented of apple tart, peaches and orange blossoms with hints of brioche and clover honey, the NV Pelorus has good finesse in the mouth with plenty of small, persistent bubbles and a good amount of apple and stone fruit flavors before finishing with a good persistence of yeasty notes. Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (OCT/2013).

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale straw in colour.


On the nose, the Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut reveals aromas of ripe citrus fruits indicating its chardonnay origins. A layered bouquet of apple and lemon citrus complement fresh bready notes derived from two years bottle ageing on lees.


On the palate, the Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut is deliciously crisp, displaying toasty, creamy complexity with a lingering nutty finish.

Food Matching

Pelorus was designed as an aperitif but the palate offers significant depth making it a delightful partner to many dishes. At the winery, the favourite pairing is with freshly shucked oysters and a squeeze of lemon. Tio Point oysters are a local delicacy and their distinctive saltiness sits particularly well with Pelorus. Also consider smoked salmon, seared scallops, wild greens with citrus vinaigrette and honey and citrus glazed chicken skewers.

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Imported Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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