Pelorus NV is produced using traditional vinification techniques, and only the free-run juice is used to ensure maximum softness and elegance. The final blend of Pelorus NV is aged on its lees for two years prior to disgorging. From a Chardonnay-dominant blend of selected vintages, this is a fresh, apéritif style of sparkling wine. Crisp apple flavours are backed up by a nutty, yeasty complexity from its time on lees. Well chilled this is a cracking partner to crab pasta.
Created in 1985 by David Hohnen, founder of the Cape Mentelle estate in Australia, the Cloudy Bay vineyards extend to the mouth of the eponymous bay in New Zealand The vineyards of Cloudy Bay are located at superior sites throughout the Marlborough region to maximise the considerable diversity that exists in micro-climates and soil types.
Cloudy Bay is named after the bay at the eastern end of the Wairau Valley; the gateway to the Marlborough region. In New Zealand, nearly all wine growing regions are close to the ocean. These coastal locations experience long sunshine hours, sea breezes and cool nights - providing an ideal growing environment and an extended ripening period.