Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc / 2022 / 375mL
Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of preserved citrus, elderflower, subtle tropical fruit and a touch of Jalapeño create enticing aromatics.
The palate is beautifully intense from start to finish, with crisp and juicy minerality, medium fruit weight and threaded together with a fine line of texture.
A reflection of excellent vineyards and winemaking style in a challenging season.
The fruit for Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc was harvested when ripe from our estate and grower vineyards in the cooler part of the day.
All the fruit was harvested between the 12th of March and the 10th of April.
After pressing the juice was fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel (97%) and a small (3%) portion from our estate in large oak cuvee.
All of our vineyards are kept as separate as possible until blending. Post-ferment the wines were left on yeast lees for a touch of added texture before blending and bottling in July 2021.
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.
March was near perfect weather wise, other than several days of evening rain.
What could have been an early harvest, came just in time.
Fruit had concentration of flavour and vibrancy.
A slow start on the 11th March finished swiftly with Sauvignon Blanc on the 6th of April.