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Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2018

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Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2018

Similar to 2017 in that a fantastic dry and warm start to the season was met with some indi! erent wet weather through January, February and March, requiring quick decision making and strict vineyard management to ensure fruit was harvested in good condition. The terri" c start to then season and hot Summer ensured # avours and aromas were nevertheless very strong, superior to 2017. While very similar analytically to the 2017 wine, the 2018 is more generous with a riper fruit pro" le. Aromatically, white and yellow stonefruits abound with quince # avours in support. The palate is mouth-" lling and rich, yet the wine still possess a lightness of touch, " nishing cleansing long and precise.

V I N E Y A R D
Sourced from two Waihopai Valley vineyards, approximately 8km apart. In the " nal wine, 78% was from our own 4Ha Pinot Gris block at Sound of White Vineyard. This vineyard is predominantly grown on clay loam soil,
giving richness, aromatic concentration and palate density. The balance 22% was sourced from Henderson Vineyard, on deep silt loam soils lending attractive aromatic lift.

W I N E M A K I N G
Both vineyards were harvested on the 30th March 2018 and held separate at the winery. As always, two fermentation techniques were employed in the production of this wine. 85% was fermented as slowly as possible with high solids juice in stainless steel tanks building weight whilst preserving aromatics. The balance 15% was fermented warm and fast in French oak puncheons building a richer, more textural component. All parcels sat unsulphured on heavy lees until mid July, building savour-iness, aromatic interest and a strong textural element into the wine. In late July, the components were blended and prepared for bottling (3/9/17).

A N A L Y S I S
Alcohol:12.9
Ph: 3.47
Acid: 6.0g/L
Sugar: 3.4g/L

C E L L A R I N G P O T E N T I A L
At its most aromatically expressive when young, its # avours and weight will develop in the bottle. Drink with con" dence through until 2021.

F O O D M A T C H
Lovely to drink on its own, it will also match beautifully with pork belly, quail or other poultry, and Asian themed dishes

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