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The Three Wise Wine Choices of Christmas – Sip Superior this Festive Season with the Cloudy Bay Wine Collection

The iconic Cloudy Bay Wine Collection is the perfect gift for the true wine lover. Whether you are shopping for the perfect present or for cosy nights at home this Christmas, the Cloudy Bay Collection will add that magical touch of luxury and style.

For a deliciously savoury addition to the Christmas dinner table, Chardonnay from Cloudy Bay is a real showstopper. One of the first wineries established in the venerated region of Marlborough and where for more than 35 years, quality has been the winery’s obsession, its hallmark, and its promise. This widespread international aromatic grape variety has proudly been part of the Cloudy Bay portfolio since 1986, becoming the Estate’s second wine to be presented, after Sauvignon Blanc.

The 2019 Chardonnay is immediately fragrant and attractive on the nose, redolent of orchard fruit, white peach, apricot, blossom and warm hay. The palate is concentrated and mouth-watering, notes of apple and pear, balanced by gentle vanilla spice, hazelnut and a subtle saline note. Freshened by a dart of citrus acidity, the finish is long and appealing. This is the bottle that will elevate the traditional roast turkey dinner to a new level.

The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and focused, with appealing and expressive aromatics of ripe grapefruits, makrut lime and passionfruit on the nose.The vibrant concentrated fruit and freshness bestow poise and balance, and lead through to a long and impressive finish, suggesting a wine that will age gracefully for many years

This is a wine that makes for a wonderful aperitif as well as pairing stunningly well with all the wonderful appetisers of the season. Think Oysters, Salmon and cheese! The zesty nature of this lively drop will match with and elevate many plates on offer throughout the festive season.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2019 is dark-fruited and appealingly aromatic on the nose. There is an immediate sense of depth, with notes of bramble fruit, graphite and morello cherry. Fine, well-integrated silky tannins which frame a palate of victoria plum, loganberry and autumnal fruit, are balanced by bright, juicy acidity, resulting in a long finish and exceptionally more-ish.

This delectable drop pairs exceptionally well with so many festive foods and will soon become the star of the Christmas table as well as being perfectly quaffable by itself for evening time fireside sipping.

Cloudy Bay Wines are available from O’Briens, select SuperValu stores and many good independent off licences nationwide.

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