Tasting notes: On the nose, this Chardonnay offers exotic aromas of orange blossom and preserved lemon with an undertow of smoky lees character. Classic notes of zesty grapefruit and citrus rind greet the palate. The wine lingers with roasted hazelnut notes and linseed flavors on the finish.
About the winery: New-Zealand winemaking estate, Cloudy Bay, has been a reference in the industry for the past 30 years. The domain was founded in 1985, and has since acquired various terroir in the famous Marlborough region. Cloudy Bay extensive array of dry whites (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay) and reds (Pinot Noir) is renowned for their consistent exceptional quality. Despite also producing sparkling wines, the reputation of this domain lies in the release of superbly balanced Sauvignon Blanc (the domain's leading grape variety).