Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris
$24.60

Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Marlborough
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) All Free(**)
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
(**) Normally $2.50 - free as we all are dealing with the COVID crisis

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Huon Hooke – The Real Review – September, 2018
92 POINTS

The colour is very light, bright yellow and the aroma is fresh and clean, tasting quite sweet and fresh, grapy and stone-fruity, with a nectarine-like flavour that is very appealing. An easy drinking and charming gris.

Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show - September, 2018

Gold Medal - The Marlborough Wine Show - September, 2018

Silver Medal - NZ Wine of the Year - August, 2018

Similar to 2017 in that a fantastic dry and warm start to the season was
met with some indifferent wet weather through January, February and
March, requiring quick decision making and strict vineyard management
to ensure fruit was harvested in good condition. The terriffic 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, finishing cleansing
long and precise.

V I N E YAR D
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.

W I N E MA K I N G
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).

A N A L Y S I S
Alcohol:12.9
Ph: 3.47
Acid: 6.0g/L
Sugar: 3.4g/L

C E L L A R I N G P O T E N T I A L
At its most aromatically expressive when young, its flavours and weight will
develop in the bottle. Drink with confidence through until 2021.

F O O D M A T C H
Lovely to drink on its own, it will also match beautifully with pork belly, quail
or other poultry, and Asian themed dishes.

Reviews

Huon Hooke – The Real Review – September, 2018
92 POINTS

The colour is very light, bright yellow and the aroma is fresh and clean, tasting quite sweet and fresh, grapy and stone-fruity, with a nectarine-like flavour that is very appealing. An easy drinking and charming gris.

Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show - September, 2018

Gold Medal - The Marlborough Wine Show - September, 2018

Silver Medal - NZ Wine of the Year - August, 2018

Winemaker Notes

Similar to 2017 in that a fantastic dry and warm start to the season was
met with some indifferent wet weather through January, February and
March, requiring quick decision making and strict vineyard management
to ensure fruit was harvested in good condition. The terriffic 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, finishing cleansing
long and precise.

V I N E YAR D
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.

W I N E MA K I N G
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).

A N A L Y S I S
Alcohol:12.9
Ph: 3.47
Acid: 6.0g/L
Sugar: 3.4g/L

C E L L A R I N G P O T E N T I A L
At its most aromatically expressive when young, its flavours and weight will
develop in the bottle. Drink with confidence through until 2021.

F O O D M A T C H
Lovely to drink on its own, it will also match beautifully with pork belly, quail
or other poultry, and Asian themed dishes.