Cloudy Bay’s founder makes “revolutionary” wine in Bordeaux

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David Hohnen is a renowned winemaker. He first founded Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Margaret River in his native Australia. He then moved to New Zealand and founded Cloudy Bay in Marlborough. The year was 1986. It was a stroke of luck (probably not only luck). Cloudy Bay is today one of the most famous (the most famous?) and talked-about wine estate in New Zealand. In 2003 Cloudy Bay was purchased by French luxury company LVMH.

Hohnen has now, perhaps a little surprisingly, become a consultant in Bordeaux. He has created a wine for the cooperative Producta Vignobles, called the Bordeaux Revolution. The name shows perhaps to some extent his perception about Bordeaux.

The idea is to make a wine that appeals to a generation that is not so interested in Bordeaux. The wine will have a modern style label. The grapes will be mentioned on the label. And the wine will be ready to drink at the moment it is purchased. (Admittedly today not that unusual even in Bordeaux.)

Read more about David Hohnen’s project in Bordeaux vitisphere.

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Vineyards with sauvignon blanc in Marlborough, New Zealand
Vineyards with sauvignon blanc in Marlborough, New Zealand, copyright BKWine Photography

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