As always with Catalina Sounds, the winemakers 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
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. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com 218
April 2015, Rating 87
Winery Tasting Notes
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
Gold Medal & 91 Points @ 2015 San Francisco Wine Competition
Gold Medal @ 2015 Selections Mondiales des Vin (Canada)
Blue Gold Medal @ 2015 Sydney International Wine Competition
Pure Silver @ 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Bronze Medal @ 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition – London
Bronze Medal @ 2014 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine Show
Bronze Medal @ 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show