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2020 Catalina Sounds Sound of White Pinot Noir –
Estate-grown in the Sound of White Vineyard, in the upper Waihopai Valley, the classy 2020 vintage was hard harvested from vines mostly 16 years old, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and matured in French oak barriques (30% new). Deeply coloured, it is full-bodied with concentrated youthful, cherry-ish, plummy flavours, vibrant and supply, and savoury notes adding complexity. Graceful, finely poised and long, it should flourish with cellaring.
Country of Origin:
60% from the Southern Valleys (Sound of White and Red Hen vineyards) and
40% from Ward (Francis vineyard).
About 2016 Pinot Noir
A terrific growing season for Pinot Noir resulted in well balanced crops and lovely flavour development and freshness. Fruit for this wine was harvested from March 23rd through until April 13th 2016 from 3 different sites. Moderate in alcohol at 13%, the wine is elegant and lithe with appealing savoury wild strawberry, red cherry and forest fruit notes supported by a fine tannin framework which carries the flavour to a sustained, immensely satisfying finish.
As always, winemaking was very hands off for this wine. Hand picked fruit was destemmed and transferred to open top fermenters for at least a 5 day cold soak. When signs of natural fermentation were obvious, the tanks were warmed, allowing fermentation to get into full swing. The ferments were plunged twice daily until dry, before an extended maceration on skins for up to 7 days. Once pressed, the wines were run to French oak barriques (18% new) for natural malolactic fermention and maturation for a total of 10 months. The wine was blended in late January 2017 before bottling in February 2017.
The colour is garnet red. The nose is an appealing mix of red and dark berry fruits, ripe strawberries, spice and underlying savoury and earthy interest. On the palate it is silken and elegant, with lovely raspberry and cherry flavours and dried herbs in the background. Medium bodied, the palate is finely structured and velvety in texture before soft lingering tannis carry the flavours to a sustained finish with supportive fresh acidity.
Drink with meals featuring game meats or mushrooms.