A near faultless summer of bright sunshine and moderate temperatures provided ideal conditions for producing naturally balanced fruit and wines at full physiological ripeness. As always with Catalina Sounds, we have allowed the fruit to tell its story and added an extra layer of interest via a small amount of oak fermentation and aging on yeast lees, to coax out the interesting textural elements of the wine.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Discreet but perfumed aroma, fresh and vital, with juicy peppermint overtones to the citrus, herbal and tropical fruit fl avours. Very intense, clean, precise palate with focused fl avour of great charm and pristine freshness. The fi nish lingers long. This is a very entertaining wine and will delight Marlborough savvy lovers. Very good intensity and palate length. A ripper. Rating 95 - Huon Hooke, Number 1 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Tasted frin Marlborough (APR/2014)
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. Refined and delicately expressed, ripe gooseberry aromas are lifted by white fl oral and fresh herb notes on the bouquet. Dry to taste and medium bodied, smooth-flowing flavours of gooseberries, white florals and minerally elements build on the palate, forming a positive core with linearity. The fruit has some lusciousness enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and the flavours are carried by very fine phenolic textures to a detailed, dry finish. This is a refined and subtly building Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and floral flavours. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood and poultry over the next 2+ years. 4 Stars - Raymond Chan
Its zesty, lively and fragrant, dispalying passionfruit, feijoa, lime zest and herbaceous aromas on the nose, followed by an intensity flavoured palate thats
filled with attractive flavours. The wine is crisp and lingering. At its best now until 2016. Rating 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Winery Tasting Notes
An alluring mix of citrus and tropical fruits with floral and herbal elements.
Elegantly proportioned with citrus drive interwoven with tropical fruits and framed by lively acidity. Lees and oak derived notes add texture and nuance and the palate finishes soft and long with mineral tones.
Enjoy with citrus-dressed salads, grilled vegetables, aromatic seafood dishes and fine asian cuisine.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits 2013
Bronze Medal, NZ International Aromatic Wine Show 2013
BronzeMedal, Marlbrough Wine Show 2013