Cloudy Bay Pelorus Vintage
$3299each
$395DOZEN
WineryCloudy Bay
Fruit Chardonnay PinotNoir
Regions Wairau Valley
  New Zealand
Each $32.99
$395.00
Currently out of stock
The tradition dates back to 1770 when Cloudy Bay was charted by Captain Cook. Made in limited quantities and released at four years of age, Pelorus is one of New Zealand's flagship wines. Harvests of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are sourced from distinguished Wairau Valley vineyards to be fashioned into a sophisticated wine with tempting bouquets, exciting mousse and exquisite, lasting finish.
Ten clones of Pinot Noir and five of Chardonnay are harvested off predominantly four-cane vines grown to properties at Rapaura and Fairhall. All blocks must be picked at ideal ripeness levels, displaying great flavours and natural sugar/ acid balance. Grapes are pressed without crushing, juices are given a short settiling period and racked. A warm primary vinification in a combination of fermenters and mixed format old French oak vessels is followed by spontaneous malolactic. Parcels are matured for nine months on lees prior to assemblage. The final wine is tiraged in Decmber using prise de mousse yeast and subsequently aged on lees for three years prior to degorgement.
TASTING NOTES
A light, gold colour behind the fine, elegant bead and persistent mousse. Rich and complex aromas of brioche, nougat and almond biscotti, overlying subtle red apple and citrus fruit. A deliciously creamy palate structure, balanced and focused by a fine acid backbone. The style is generous and full bodied, brimming with richly concentrated fruit complexity, refined effervescence and long, elegant finish.
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  Each $37.99
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  Each $34.99
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Regions Wairau Valley
  New Zealand
  Each $32.99
  $395.00
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Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Wairau Valley
  New Zealand
  Each $31.99
  $383.00
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Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
  Each $45.99
  $551.00
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Regions Wairau Valley
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  Each $28.99
  $347.00
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  New Zealand
  Each $54.99
  $659.00
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About Cloudy Bay Wines
Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 by Western Australia's Cape Mentelle, and is today part of Estates & Wines, The Mo√ęt Hennessy Wine Division
Cloudy Bay farms 200 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 & Omaka Valley's, 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. Cloudy Bay»