Catalina Sounds Sound of White Pinot Noir 2015



Waihopai Valley, Marlborough

Pinot Noir


由於開花期受寒冷天氣影響,令葡萄顆粒較為細小,而較乾燥的夏天令果味更為集中。此酒表現出Sound of White葡萄的濃厚感與密度。當中有車厘子,紅莓及黑莓的香氣,並有紫羅蘭及布冧。入口感覺多汁及有力,並保留了優雅的絲滑質感,並有橡木帶來的單寧,餘韻悠長而持續。


Country of Origin:
New Zealand

Waihopai Valley, Marlborough

Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir

Hand-picked fruit was destemmed into an open fermenter and allowed to cold soak for 7 days at which point natural fermentation was obvious. The ferment was allowed to warm up, rising to a peak of 30C near the end of fermentation, prior to a 10 day soak on skins post fermentation. The wine was pressed to French oak barriques (40% new) for maturation and natural malolactic fermentation. In January 2016, the wine was racked to 4 year old French oak for a further 4 months maturation. The wine was transferred out of oak in late May 2016 for settling before bottling unfined and unfiltered in July 2016.

Tasting Note:
A low cropping year due to cool weather over flowering resulting in small, often sparse bunches, followed by a drought Summer providing very concentrated fruit and flavours. The inaugural release of this wine, it captures the richness and density of fruit that our Sound of White vineyard provides. Cherries, red and dark berry fruits abound with hints of violets and plum. The palate is juicy and powerful, yet retains a silken elegance, framed with oak tannin, leading to a very long, sustained finish.







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