The 2006 Cloudy Bay Te Koko is an intriguing and alternative style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A tantalising infusion of jasmine flowers and sweet garden herbs with lemon and mandarin citrus steeped in ginger spice. The palate is creamy and full yet finishes with an intuitively balanced lemon citrus twist. Subtle smoky oak, and fermentation with indigenous yeast, bring an appealing savourine ss to this wine.
The sauvignon blanc grapes for this wine were sourced from four Cloudy Bay estate vineyards and two grower vineyards, spread across the Brancott Valley, Rapaura and Renwick sub-regions.
The soils are predominantly free draining gravels equiring irrigation. A combination of Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) and Scott-Henry canopy training systemswere employedwith vines planted at a density of 1,850 vines per hectare. In 2006 the vineyards yielded an average of 8.4