The 2018 growing season began in fine style, with settled conditions and no frost, leading to an early budburst and successful flowering. Work was undertaken in the vineyard to manage both canopies and yield to guarantee that the fruit was of optimum quality and this attention to detail ensured that, while there were several rain events during the latter part of the season, fruit was brought into the winery in excellent condition.
Aroma: The nose is immediately fresh and beguiling, with notes of candied citrus, stone fruit and orchard blossom and subtle hints of spice.
Taste: The palate is rounded in the mouth, with gentle citrus and white peach characters, enfolded in layers of crème patissière and hazelnut.
Finish: The widespread international aromatic grape variety has proudly been part of the Cloudy Bay portfolio since 1986.