The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South pacific during and after World War II. New Zealand’s famous and largest warbird, the Catalina is a rare sight, in fact there are only a handful of these beautiful, iconic planes left in the world today, and we are lucky enough to be associated with one based right here in New Zealand. Through our sponsorship of this rare, passenger carrying, amphibious flying boat we are in some small way helping to ensure the Catalina continues to grace the skies around the stunning Marlborough Sounds and high over the vineyards in the Waihopai Valley where we have made our home.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc delivers plenty of grass, elderflower and green apple notes with a hint of bell peppers. Medium-bodied with pleasant texture and balance, it is satisfyingly crisp, uncomplicated and more-ish. Rating 87 - Drink by 2016, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, erobertparker.com (APR/2015).
Sweet tropical fruit driven perfume with a whiff of bitter green nettles keeping you alive and awake. Juicy, sloshy texture, some hints of fruitiness and then the greeness kicks in and finishes short, sour and thin. It’s a strange shape in the mouth, though icy cold it will be appealing to those seeking simple white wines. Rating 86 - Drink by 2016, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw in colour.
A bright gooseberry lift introduces stonefruits, citrus and tropical fruit elements, with crushed sweet herbs and floral notes in support.
Soft and approachable, with citrus and white stonefruit drive interwoven with tropical fruits and herbal notes. Fruit concentration, lees work and oak use adds texture and nuance, belying its very dry analysis, and the palate finishes soft and long with mouthwatering mineral, salty tones and gentle phenolic grip.
Enjoy with summer salads, grilled vegetables, aromatic seafood dishes and fine asian cuisine.
Medals & Trophies
Blue Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition - 2015
Pure Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards - 2014
Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition - London - 2014
Bronze Medal - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine Show - 2014
Bronze Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show - 2014