Catalina Sounds, Sauvignon Blanc

It’s all crushed vibrant redcurrant leaves and texture… Lovely Jubbly!

Country of Production: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Producer: Endeavour Wines

Tasting Notes: A restrained yet powerful aromatic mix of varietal herbal notes complemented with tropical fruits, citrus and stone fruits and a precise stoney minerality. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavours to a very long, mouth-watering finish.

Vintage: 2017

Price: £13.75

The growing season started perfectly and the promise of a text book harvest was high, with a dry warm windy summer and abundant fruit. Just prior to harvest a series of irregular rain events necessitated pragmatic harvest decisions to bring fruit into the winery in a healthy condition. The terrific growing season ensured flavours and aromas remained strong.

The cloudy juice was run into large 4000L and 5700L French oak foudres for uninoculated, warm fermentation. The wine sat un-sulphured on heavy lees for 10 months allowing malolactic fermentation, lending the wines aromatic intrigue and enhanced mouthfeel. A small parcel of skin contact fermented wine was also incorporated into this wine for added texture.

Colour: White
Style: Still
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Oak Treatment: 5% in French oak
ABV: 12.5%

Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screw cap
Drink: Enjoy from now until 2022
Organic: Not stated
Biodynamic: Not stated
Suitable for Vegetarians: Not stated
Suitable for Vegans: Not stated

Food friends…
This vibrant New Zealand white is a hit with sushi, fresh seafood, poultry and pork dishes. Also terrific with summer salads and grilled vegetables.

Perfect for…

  • Lazy summer barbecues leading into al fresco evenings
  • Sporting events, picnics and music festivals
  • Dinner parties for two or more guests

Loved by…

  • Those who love to chat and relax over a fine wine
  • Wine lovers who set aside the weekends for trying something special
  • Family and friends

Producer Information

Catalina Sounds started their journey in 2005 with a vision of producing the best wines in Marlborough. Named after the majestic Catalina flying boats that once flew across the vast Marlborough Sounds, Catalina Sounds produces wines that are unique with minimum intervention and are true to their vineyard sites while capturing the best of the region.

Since 2005, they have built a reputation for producing premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc throughout the world.

Wine experts say…
“The wine displays an intriguing nose with a smoky oak lift, and a complex yet restrained array of tropical fruits, stone fruit and citrus notes with an undercurrent of gentle herbal elements. The palate is textural and soft, yet still framed with a fine acid line giving a precise drive and flavour length.”

Awards and special notes

International Wine Challenge, 2017: Bronze