Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut NV 75cl

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Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Brand Cloudy Bay
Grape Variety Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Cork
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Delicously fresh Oysters with a squeeze of lemon, seared Scallops or Crab Pasta
Style Dry, crisp and toasty

Chardonnay and pinot noir grapes are sourced from a combination of grower and estate vineyards located within the Wairau Valley in Marlborough.

The pale straw colour and 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.

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

Country Of Origin: New Zealand
Several different clones of chardonnay and pinot noir are used in the vinification of Pelorus Brut. 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

Cloudy Bay was established by David Hohnen, of Cape Mentelle fame, in 1985.The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley, which was named by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770.

Iconic Cloudy Bay is part-owned by Champagne house Veuve Clicquot and they know a thing or two about top-quality sparkling wines! The estate now has 60 hectares of vineyards planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir.

Country Of Origin: New Zealand

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