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2018 Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris

2018 Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris

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$161.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

13.0%
Screw Cap
Marlborough
2018
750ml
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$161.94
13.0%
Screw Cap
Marlborough
2018
750ml
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Both vineyards were harvested on the 30th March 2018 and held separate at the winery. As always, two fermentation techniques were employed in the production of this wine. 85% was fermented as slowly as possible with high solids juice in stainless steel tanks building weight whilst preserving aromatics. The balance 15% was fermented warm and fast in French oak puncheons building a richer, more textural component. All parcels sat unsulphured on heavy lees until mid July, building savour-iness, aromatic interest and a strong textural element into the wine. In late July, the components were blended and prepared for bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    White and yellow stonefruits abound with quince flavours in support. The palate is mouth filling and rich, yet the wine still possesses a lightness of touch, finishing clean, long and precise.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • New Zealand's Catalina water planes (known as flying boats) played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II. Catalina Sounds pays homage to this plane and the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds where it served and made its home. Peter Jackson's aspiration at Catalina Sounds is to continue producing excellent quality wines of beautiful fruit expression, interest, finesse and balance. Striving to create wines of great honesty and integrity that are true to their site, while attempting to incorporate complexity and longevity into the wines.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    BOB CAMPBELL MW


    Rich, fleshy and flavoursome pinot gris with ripe pear, white peach and subtle white flower flavours. The wine is beautifully balanced with a pleasantly drying finish. Delicately succulent - a versatile wine that will appeal to many people.