Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2022 (6 Bottles) Marlborough, New Zealand

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The 21/22 season is one for the books. Winter rains replenished parched soils and broke a three-year drought. A warm and wet winter continued into spring, bringing lush growth to the vines, a perfect flowering and an abundance of fruit. January was warm and dry, and decisions to reduce yields on almost every block ensured quality was the driver. This was beneficial as February saw a significant rain event, followed by cool weather, slowing ripening and retaining acids. March was near perfect weather wise and allowed the low yields in Pinot Gris to ripen evenly. With lifted floral notes of elderflower, pear, cinnamon and custard. The palate is generous, where ripe fruit and texture create richness, yet balance with very fine minerality and a touch of residual sugar to bring the wine to a memorable finish.

Fruit from Sound of White was harvested in the early morning and pressed immediately at the winery. The initial free run juice was taken to a stainless tank without additions before running to older oak for a wild fermentation; this makes up 5% of the final blend. The balance was clarified and racked
to tank for a cool fermentation with a select yeast for varietal expression. Fairhall Downs fruit was harvested in early April and cold-settled before racking and fermenting in stainless steel. All wines were left on their yeast lees in stainless steel and oak for added richness and complexity before blending in August and bottling in September. 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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