Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2021

Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2021

Marlborough, New Zealand 2021

13.5% ABV 

It's all crushed, vibrant red currant leaves and texture - lovely!

Tasting notes

On the nose there is a powerful explosion of guava and an aromatic mix of varietal herbal notes complemented with tropical fruits, citrus and stonefruits and a precise minerality. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavours to a very long, mouthwatering finish.

Food match

Terrific with fresh seafood, summer salads and grilled vegetables.

Production

Fruit was harvested when ripe from estate and grower vineyards, Sound of White in the Waihopai Valley (35%), VB Premium (Southern Valley) (22%), Linford (Central Wairau) (15%), Allen (Central Wairau) (9%), Murphy (Lower Wairau) (8%), Nesbit (Wairau) (5%), Bond (Central Wairau) (3%), Kennedy (Lower Wairau) (3%). After pressing the juice was fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel (97%) and a small (3%) portion in large oak cuvee. The juices from each vineyard are kept as separate as possible until blending. Post-ferment the wines were left on yeast lees for a touch of added texture before blending and bottling in July 2021.