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Elegant & appealing flavours

Silken, fine tannins which carry on to an immensely satisfying finish

Enjoy with meals featuring game meats or mushrooms

Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38
Awarded Silver Medal
Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

A terrific start to the growing season for Pinot Noir resulted in full crops and the potential for a great season...
$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38

Accolades

Awarded Silver Medal

2018 International Wine and Spirits Comp - UK

Description

A terrific start to the growing season for Pinot Noir resulted in full crops and the potential for a great season. Although late season rain did strike Marlborough, much of the Pinot Noir was harvested before these events, ensuring fruit was still in excellent condition. Fruit for this wine was harvested from March 29th through until April 11th 2017 predominantly out of Marlborough’s clay rich Southern Valleys. The wine belies its moderate alcohol (12.8%) with a density and structure rarely seen from Marlborough, yet retaining an elegance of fruit with appealing savoury wild berry fruits, dark cherry and roasted notes supported by a silken, fine tannin framework which carries flavour to a sustained, immensely
satisfying finish.

As always, winemaking was very hands on for this wine. Hand picked fruit was destemmed and transferred to open top fermenters for at least a 5 day cold soak. When signs of natural fermentation were obvious, the tanks were warmed, allowing fermentation to get into full swing. The ferments were plunged a maximum of twice daily until dry, before an extended maceration on skins for up to 7 days. Once pressed, the wines were run to French oak barriques (15% new) for natural malolactic fermention and maturation for a total of 10 months. The wine was blended in late January 2018 before bottling in February 2018.

Food Pairing: Drink with meals featuring game meats or mushrooms.

 

 

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Alcohol

12.8%

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