Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Marlborough, New Zealand
This is great……and here’s why!91/100 - Bob Campbell (2019 vintage)
Silver - IWSC London (2019 vintage)
4 Stars - Cuisine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting (2019 vintage)
4 Stars - Winestate Magazine (2019 vintage)
Silver - New Zealand International Wine (2019 vintage) Competition (2016 vintage)
Silver - San Francisco Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
Bronze - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2016 vintage)
Bob Campbell "Gently tangy sauvignon blanc with lime zest, passionfruit and peppery capsicum flavours. Subtle fruit sweetness contrasts nicely with the wines grassy character. An ethereal texture adds further appeal."
Marlborough based award-winning winery, Catalina Sounds is known for wines that harness the purity and vibrancy of Marlborough’s climate and landscape. The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II.
Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial-scale viticulture began in Marlborough in the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!
The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.