Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2007 – Iconic New Zealand Wine

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2007 wine - New Zealand
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2007

Cloudy Bay in New Zealand, has been the most famous source of Sauvignon Blanc since the late 1980s.

The Cloudy Bay winery continues to define iconic New Zealand wine and recently announced that its sourcing from eagerly awaited Barracks Block vineyard has come to fruition with the release of the 2007 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir.

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, and is today part of Estates & Wines, The Moët Hennessy Wine Division.

Barracks Block was planted in 2004 and is Cloudy Bay’s first vineyard dedicated entirely to pinot noir.

The Barracks Block vineyard is gently elevated with a  north facing slope. Barracks Block is home to heavier soil than the famous Estate Vineyard and carries with it a promising new collection of Dijon clones.

Cloudy Bay was quickly ecognized as a benchmark producer of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – a position that has continued to expand through a track record of excellence with their critically acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir winemaker, Nick Lane was quoted, “The distinct advantage of the Marlborough region is the vast range of soil types and sub-climates it provides. This versatility, allowed us to tailor our plantings to suit the best site for each clone. Right now we are very excited about our promising Pinot Noir plantings in the southern valley areas of Ben Morven, Brancott and Omaka, as they provide more mid palate concentration and a richer mouth feel.”

The Cloudy Bay philosophy of ‘no second-labels’ and ‘no reserve wines’ is an important reason why the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir is a true flag bearer for the Marlborough region, with its classical depth, character and balance.

The current release 2007 Pinot Noir (with its new Barracks Block fruit) is intensely fragrant with alluring aromas of dark plums, layered over spicy sandalwood and smoky bacon. The palate is succulent and flavorsome with dark fruits and toasty oak gently supported by plush tannins.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2007

Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

Importer: Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines


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