Cloudy Bay - Pelorus NV - New Zealand Wine 75cl Bottle

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Cloudy Bay - Pelorus NV
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75cl Bottle
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The pale straw colour and aromas of ripe citrus fruits indicate the chardonnay origins of Pelorus nv. A bouquet of apple and lemon complements fresh bready notes derived from two years bottle ageing on lees. The deliciously crisp palate displays toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish.

Chardonnay and pinot noir grapes are sourced from several grower and estate vineyards located within the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. Soils vary from stony free draining gravels to fine silt loams containing some clay. Vineyards are planted at a density of 1850 vines/ha and in an average year yield 9 tonnes/ha. The vines are trained to a standard vertical shoot positioned canopy.

As a non-vintage sparkling wine, the final Pelorus blend comprises base wines from several seasons. The pinot noir and chardonnay grapes for Pelorus are harvested when the ideal balance between acid and sugar levels is reached for the production of premium sparkling wine. The naturally high acidity found in grapes grown in the Marlborough region ensures elegance and crispness in the final wine.

Several different clones of chardonnay and pinot noir are used in the vinification of Pelorus NV. All grapes are pressed without crushing and the juice is given a short period of settling which is followed by racking and inoculation with a pure strain of Montrachet yeast. The base wines are fermented and aged in a mixture of stainless steel tanks, large oak vats and small French oak barrels. Following a spontaneous malolactic fermentation the wines are left to age on lees for a further eight months prior to blending each November.

The chardonnay predominant blend is put on tirage using prise de mousse yeast the following February and subsequently allowed to attain a minimum of two years lees ageing in the bottle before disgorgement.



Category(s):     Sparkling Wine
Group(s):     Mother's Day ,   Sparkling Wine
Producer: Cloudy Bay   -   www.cloudybay.co.nz
ABV:   12.5%
Brand:   Cloudy Bay
Colour:   White
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Food Match:   Soft Cheeses
Food Match:   Lobster & Shellfish
Grape Type:   Pinot Noir
Grape Type:   Chardonnay
Region:   Marlborough
Vintage:   NV

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Producer Information

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle, the Western Australian winery, which today is a part of the Moet Hennessy Wine Estates.
The company farms 140 hectares of vines at three carefully selected sites. Vineyards planted in 1986 surround the winery in the Wairau Valley at Rapaura, with additional plantings at nearby Renwick and in the Brancott Valley, in the southern foothills. Five long term contract growers also work closely with Cloudy Bay.
The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir with lesser quantities of riesling and gewurztraminer. The average annual crush is 1200 tonnes.
The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley. It was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770.
The wines of Cloudy Bay are exported to 20 countries worldwide, the principal markets being Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Japan. Cloudy Bay will continue to expand its operations and the company believes that the continued success of Marlborough lies in the production of premium wines from varieties best suited to the region.

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