Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV

Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV (New Zealand)


The premium sparkling wine of Cloudy Bay at a give away price! Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes sourced from several grower and estate vineyards located within the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The pale straw colour and aromas of ripe citrus fruits indicate the Chardonnay origins of Pelorus NV. A bouquet of apple and lemon complements fresh bready notes derived from two years bottle ageing on lees. The deliciously crisp palate displays toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish. Serious bubbles!

"There was a time when lots of Champagne tasted like this - full-bodied, creamy, mature. Very few do nowadays because it takes time and money to create the complexity, the depth and the lovely nutty yestiness that makes this inspiring sparkler." Best Buy, Oz Clarke Wine Buying Guide 2005

This elegant and Chardonnay-predominant style from Cloudy Bay is very crisp, lively and yeasty, with attractive, bready aromas showing good richness, complexity and length. Cuisine Magazine, New Zealand - Michael Cooper -

90**** NV Pelorus. A lighter, fresher wine than the vintage label, thanks to a greater proportion of chardonnay with pinot noir. After fermentation, the wine is matured for eight months in a mix of stainless steel tanks, French oak barriques and large oak vats. It spends at least two years on lees after blending and bottling. The wine has evolved from a very weighty, yeasty style to a fruitier, creamier, more elegant methode. Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia - Bob Campbell MW -

A rich, weighty and integrated wine, with a good soft texture and impressive length.  Nice autolysis adds an appealing nutty complexity.  This is a full-flavoured Methode, with plenty of character. Home & Entertaining, New Zealand - Bob Campbell -

It's no mean feat that the winemakers and grapegrowers at Cloudy Bay winery in Marlborough can turn out this incredibly elegant, dry, chardonnay-driven bubbly year after year. It's very crisp, very dry and will woo devoted Tattinger fans instantly. The Herald , New Zealand- 'Viva' - Joelle Thomson -

'Ripe yet dry, this is a perfect sparkling wine for a meal.' Decanter, UK - Spurrier's Choice - Steven Spurrier

Rich and bready aromas lead to an intense palate with fineness and racy acidity. Excellent complex drinking