Cloudy Bay, Late Harvest Riesling, Marlborough, 2009

93
Tasted by: Steven Spurrier
Drinking Window: 2016 - 2020
<p>Fermented in barrel for 10 months&nbsp;in order to allow the 115g/l residual&nbsp;sugar to blend in with the natural,&nbsp;vibrant acidity, revealing a tarte&nbsp;tatin richness and endless length.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>About the producer</strong></em><br /> Cloudy Bay was founded by David Hohnen and Kevin Judd, and is now owned by luxury goods giant LVMH. It is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand&rsquo;s largest wine growing region and home of some of the world&rsquo;s best Sauvignon Blanc. The winery&rsquo;s plots, all based in the northern end of the South Island, benefit from the longest hours of sunshine in the country with coastal influences providing cool, clear nights. The area boasts two main types of soil which shape the different wines Cloudy Bay makes &lsquo;You&rsquo;ve either got a clay based soil or a gravel based type of soil.&rsquo; Cloudy Bay owns four vineyard sites around the valley &ndash; two of which are 100% Sauvignon Blanc focused &ndash; Estate Vineyard and Widow&rsquo;s Block. Two are based on the southern side of the valley &ndash; Barracks Vineyard, which is 100% Pinot Noir, and Mustang Vineyard, which has a mixture of the two varieties.</p>
Producer
Cloudy Bay
Brand
Late Harvest Riesling
Vintage
2009
Colour
White
Country
New Zealand
Region
Marlborough
Alcohol
10.50%