Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2017

NZR000014A

vintage

Country of Origin:
New Zealand

Region:
Marlborough

Vineyard:
60% from the Southern Valleys (Sound of White and Red Hen vineyards) and
40% from Ward (Francis vineyard).

Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir

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.

Winemaking:
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.

Tasting Note:
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.

Food Pairing:
Drink with meals featuring game meats or mushrooms.

產地:
新西蘭

產區:
Marlborough

葡萄品種:
Pinot Noir

釀造:
手摘葡萄除梗後於開放式發酵缸內冷浸三日。發酵過程開始後,每日定期加入兩次酵母。然後再進一步浸皮約七日。經壓榨後,再於法國橡木桶(20%為新木桶)內進行天然乳酸發酵,並陳年共十個月。

品酒筆記:
如石榴般的紅色,香氣有如紅莓及黑莓,更帶出可人的草莓果香,當中帶點香料及來自土地的感覺。口感絲滑高雅,中等酒體。味道帶有可人的蔓越莓及車厘子的味道,又有乾香草作襯托。結構良好。單寧柔順,收結悠長而帶清新的酸度。

配餐:
野菌類菜式如蘑菇意粉,也可配鴨肉,乳鴿及松露等。

 



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