Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

This top value red was grown at four sites in the Waihopai Valley (42 per cent), Awatere Valley (36 per cent) and central Wairau Valley (22 per cent), and matured for nearly a year in French oak barriques (15–20 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, youthful and vibrantly fruity, with concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak adding complexity, fresh acidity and supple tannins. A refined, generous and savoury red, it should be at its best 2023+.