Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand
From deciding which rows to pick on what day, right through to the ferments, pressing and aging in oak, Catalina Sounds are meticulous in their pursuit of an exuberantly wild fermented, complex and structured wine. All the while keeping in mind that minimal intervention is the best approach to handling the noble but capricious Pinot Noir. Sounds of White demands Leading with its ripe red nose of forest berries, raspberry and cola notes, her palate is silken and elegant, such powerful fruit notes, all framed by ripe tannins and flattering oak, resolving on a long, technicolor, peacock tail finish.
Available in cartons of six
Sound of White Vineyard is fortuitously planted to a north facing hillside of heavy, clay rich soils. Pinot Noir is anything but predictable, as it grows in the vineyard and throughout vinification, it is a variety with many personalities, often choosing to do the opposite of what we expect. With a challenge like that, who isn't intrigued? Grapes are all hand picked and destemmed into an open top fermenter, cold soaked for a week to initiate a natural wild yeast vinification. Following a peak of 30°C and ten days cold maceration on skins, batches are filled to a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques for malolactic and a year's maturation.