Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

Similar to 2017 in that a fantastic dry and warm start to the season was met with some indifferent wet weather close to harvest, requiring quick decision making to ensure fruit was harvested in good condition.

The terrific start to the season and hot Summer ensured flavours and aromas were nevertheless very strong.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

The 2018 wine shows hallmark grapefruit and citrus notes with tropical overtones and some crushed sweet herbs, while the palate is textured and juicy with lovely fruit purity, precision and length.

Lovely with food. Try it with fresh seafood, Summer salads, goats’ cheese and grilled vegetables

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal - IWSC London August 2018

Vintage
2018
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.7%

Winery Profile

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Our journey started in 2005 with a singular vision to produce the best wines in Marlborough. Named after the majestic Catalina flying boats that once flew across the vast Marlborough Sounds, Catalina Sounds produces wines that are unique with minimum intervention and are true to their vineyard sites while capturing the best of the region.

We have evolved from our humble origins, building a reputation for producing premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc throughout the world. Now we are pushing into new varieties such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. We have also created a single vineyard range from our home vineyard Sound of White, as well as a sister brand Crowded House.

PETER JACKSON WINEMAKER

Peter’s life changed when he was exposed to French at High School – the start of a journey that led to him majoring in French at University and a year’s hiatus to ride a pushbike through France in 1997. As he rode through some of the great wine regions of the world, not only was the liquid itself a revelation, but the history and culture surrounding wine captured Peter’s interest such that upon his return, he moved to Adelaide, Australia to study Oenology.

Peter now follows a very simple philosophy – source fruit from the best possible vineyard sites and get your harvest decision right. His aspirations continue to be the same as when he inherited the role of Catalina Sounds winemaker in September 2011 – to create wines that speak honestly and with integrity. He strives to make beautifully balanced wines that capture the site and express the region, while working to build additional interest and texture into the background.

FRASER BROWN - VINEYARD MANAGER

Growing up on a farm, Fraser spent much of his youth outdoors. Upon leaving school, he worked in the adventure tourism industry before persuasion from his family resulted in him working alongside his father in vineyard management and contracting. His father instilled in him that hard work and staying one step ahead of the vines will be rewarded with the perfect grape come harvest time.

After many years of experience, the opportunity to work with Catalina Sounds arose in 2011 and it was an easy decision to make. Upon first arriving at Sound of White, childhood memories of growing up in the country came flooding back. With sheep grazing the paddocks around the vineyard, ducks on the pond and views to the mountains and sea, he knew he’d found his calling.

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