Catalina Sounds Chardonnay 2021 (6 Bottles) Marlborough, New Zealand

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The 2021 vintage certainly had its nuances compared to vintages over the last decade. Early spring frosts, combined with cool wet weather during flowering had a significant impact across Marlborough, resulting in yields being lower than average across the region. Summer turned out dry and warm, and with low-yields an early harvest was upon us; starting 10 days earlier than 2020. Fruit quality was exceptional this year and the wines certainly reflect this with strong Marlborough typicity. An evolving wine, with baking spices, toasted almonds, warm butter and fresh pear aromatics. The palate is full with a moreish creaminess, finely balanced texture and a finish that would have new and old Chardonnay lovers alike picking up another glass.

Fruit was harvested in the dawn light on two separate days, then lightly crushed and pressed. The juice is taken to tank where only a small amount of sulphur is added to protect the oxygen-rich juice. A day later the juice is racked to a large format oak cuve and several barriques, before a warmer fermentation. The wines are then left on their lees for 10 months prior to blending and filtering. No animal products were used and therefore vegan friendly.



About Catalina Sounds Wines

Our journey started in 2005 with a singular vision to produce the best wines in Marlborough. Named after the majestic Catalina flying boats and the iconic Marlborough Sounds at our doorstep, Catalina Sounds produces wines that are true to the region and our vineyard sites while building an extra textural dimension –wines that are uniquely Catalina Sounds.

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

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