20 Oct 2022 By AWAY IN STYLE

Cloudy Bay releases Sauvignon Blanc 2022 in Hong Kong

(Hong Kong – Cloudy Bay releases Sauvignon Blanc 2022 in Hong Kong, a vibrant and fruity yet balanced and mouth-watering flavour bottle. The 2022 season was more challenging after three near-perfect vintages. The weather was unsettled during flowering with extensive rain during winter. Luckily, Sauvignon Blanc flowered successfully. The tough condition reinforced and reminded us of the importance of the vineyard teams and the work they have to do in order to ensure the quality of the fruits. Growing process may have been hard but harvest took place under excellent conditions and grapes were picked at perfect maturity. The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty and vibrant nose, with notes of juicy citrus and makrut lime underpinned by subtle white nectarine and passionfruit notes, making it the perfect bottle to be shared with loved ones.

In celebration of the excellent harvest, Cloudy Bay has hosted an exclusive tasting event for guests to have a first taste of the Sauvignon Blanc 2022 in Hong Kong. Located at the 6/F of Rosewood, guests gathered at Glass House of Asaya Kitchen, designed like a secret haven with nature surroundings, they experienced the exquisite pairing of Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and special dishes each named by the beautiful landscape of New Zealand while enjoying the spectacular sea view recreating the landscapes of New Zealand.

To bring to life the authentic taste of a New Zealand culinary experience, fresh and natural produces were prepared by the chef to highlight the cuisine’s natural and original flavours, the ripe vibrant passionfruit and citrus of the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is perfect in bringing out the freshness of the dishes. Hints of peach and guava in the wine is also gently balanced by stony saline notes, completing the tasting experience that leave guests craving for more.

With new bottle of Vintage, Cloudy Bay is also adapting a new, upgraded and more luxurious sustainable bottle design this year. The French green coloured glass is made in New Zealand to reduce the carbon footprint and has a minimum 60% recycled content. It also represents the iconic flavour. The monogram logo embossed in the heck heroes the founding date of 1984, celebrating Cloudy Bay putting New Zealand on the wine map 37 years ago. While the Richmond Ranges emboss also celebrates the place and the original label of Cloudy Bay, showing the distinctive shape of the mountains that can be seen from the winery.

Yang Shen, Estate Director of Cloudy Bay said: “We are proud of our history, feel a sense of responsibility to ensure that we challenge ourselves to continually improve in everything that we do, and believe that our 2022 vintage in this bottle is a definite step in the right direction. It’s a story of adventure and innovation, of dedication and hard work, and reflects where we are right now.”

The revamped bottle and label embrace Cloudy Bay’s value of simplicity and commitment to the nature. The brand is dedicated to produce high quality wine even if it’s a challenging year.

Tasting Notes:

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2022 at 13.3%

Colour: White

Nose: Zesty and vibrant with notes of juicy citrus and makrut lime underpinned by subtle white nectarine and passionfruit notes.

Taste: A mouthwatering palate, with vibrant passionfruit and citrus at the fore.

Finish: These meld with tropical hints of peach and guava, gently balanced by stony saline notes.

About Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay was established in 1985 by David Hohnen, a pioneer and visionary, who was convinced of New Zealand wines’ great potential. The winery was among the first five to be established in Marlborough, the country’s finest wine region, and is now highly regarded for the superlative quality and consistency of its wines. Thirty years later, Cloudy Bay remains New Zealand’s most recognized winery. Sauvignon Blanc is the Estate’s flagship grape variety. Cloudy Bay also produces a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a sparkling wine, Pelorus.

For more information, visit www.cloudybay.co.nz/

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About Yang Shen

Yang Shen joined the Cloudy Bay team as Estate Director in 2016, before that he was the Founder and Managing Director of Chandon China. With a background of winemaking and commercial studies, Yang is passionate about ensuring that Cloudy Bay remains a beacon of quality for Marlborough wine, and that the Cloudy Bay story is told with passion worldwide.