Cloudy Bay has launched its 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, full with new packaging.
The redesigned bottle displays the model’s New Zealand heritage. The minimalist label has been refined to a canvas-feel paper inventory that silhouettes the nation’s Richmond Ranges. The Ranges are additionally embossed within the glass for a tactile expertise.
“The bottle represents a refresh of our model codes, but in addition a return to our heritage,” says Yang Shen, Cloudy Bay property director. “We wished to additional embrace the gorgeous Richmond Ranges that may be seen from our vineyard, and which had been a core a part of the unique Cloudy Bay label.”
The sauvignon blanc itself is extra citrus-forward, based on senior winemaker Nikolai St. George.
“Beneath these traditional punchy aromatics, there’s a very nice interaction of ripe citrus and refined stone fruit,” St. George says. “The size is significantly spectacular, and I extremely suggest protecting a few bottles apart to style once more in a number of years.”
After a very good rising season for this wine got here a difficult harvest.
“It’s these more difficult years that we actually see the energy and significance of our winery websites,” says Jim White, Cloudy Bay technical director. “Regardless of the troublesome climate, the fruit was good, which is fairly outstanding, actually.”
St. George hosted a dinner in New York on Oct. 19 to unveil the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc classic and new packaging. The meal paired New Zealand specialties together with oysters, crayfish and lamb with completely different Cloudy Bay wines.
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is now out there on cabinets nationwide and on Drizly for a instructed retail value of $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
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