Cloudy Bay Pelorus
Grape: Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
Produce of: Marlborough,New Zealand
Producer: Cloudy Bay
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Canapes, Dessert
Several different clones of cool Wairau Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are used in Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut; after harvesting, they are gently pressed and the juice is given a short period of settling before being inoculated with pure Montrachet yeast. After fermentation in a mixture of stainless steel and oak barrels, the wines are left on their lees for eight months to develop their flavour prior to blending, and then left for a further three months before bottling and ageing for a further two years.
All this attention to detail, pays off in the final wine with its pale straw colour and aromas of ripe citrus fruits that indicate its Chardonnay base. A layered bouquet of apple and lemon citrus complements fresh bready notes derived from the two years in bottle on the lees. The deliciously crisp palate displays toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish
Wine Style : Dry White wines, Elegant White wines , Luscious velvety wines, Classic Sparkling Wines.