Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2022
New Zealand's Catalina water planes (known as flying boats) played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II. Catalina Sounds pays homage to this plane and the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds where it served and made its home.
This special single vineyard Gris hails from New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine region. Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2022 vintage is an endearing and layered wine, with diverse aromatics of nougat, nashi pear, vanilla custard and white flowers. 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. Pair this drop with spicy Indian, Thai and Asian inspired dishes. Richer sea-food dishes like barbequed scallops and pan-fried salmon and hard, salty cheeses like Manchego or aged Comte.
Attractive pinot gris that's been made with a light touch with poached pear, apple, ginger and nutty yeast lees characters. A dry wine with appealing purity and an ethereal texture. - Bob Campbell, The Real Review, 18 January, 2022, 93 Points
The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Pinot Gris
Country - New Zealand
Region - Marlborough
Vintage - 2022
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%