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"Delicately succulent" Bob Campbell

The palate is mouth-filling and rich, yet the wine still possess a lightness of touch

Will pair beautifully with pork belly, quail & Asian themed dishes

Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

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$20.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $125.94 6 Btls, $109.51
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded Silver Medal
Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Member rating / 1
Sourced from two Waihopai Valley vineyards, approximately 5km apart...
$20.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $125.94 6 Btls, $109.51

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Competition 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

Marlborough Wine Show 2018

Awarded 94/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Oct 2018

Awarded Silver Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018

Description

"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 ine that will appeal to many people. Ranked 3rd out of 26 wines tasted" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Oct 2018

Similar to 2017 in that a fantastic dry and warm start to the season was met with some indi! erent wet weather through January, February and March, requiring quick decision making and strict vineyard management to ensure fruit was harvested in good condition. The terric start to the season and hot Summer ensured flavours and aromas were nevertheless very strong, superior to 2017. While very similar analytically to the 2017 wine, the 2018 is more generous with a riper fruit profile. Aromatically, white and yellow stonefruits abound with quince flavours in support. The palate is mouth-filling and rich, yet the wine still possess a lightness of touch, finnishing cleansing long and precise.

At its most aromatically expressive when young, its fl avours and weight will develop in the bottle. Drink with confi dence through until 2021.

Sourced from two Waihopai Valley vineyards, approximately 8km apart. In the final wine, 78% was from our own 4Ha Pinot Gris block at Sound of White Vineyard. This vineyard is predominantly grown on clay loam soil, giving richness, aromatic concentration and palate density. The balance 22% was sourced from Henderson Vineyard, on deep silt loam soils lending attractive aromatic lift.

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 (3/9/17).

Food Pairing: Lovely to drink on its own, it will also match beautifully with pork belly, quail or other poultry, and Asian themed dishes.

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12.9%

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