Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris (2021)

The attractive 2021 vintage (4.5*) was principally (75 per cent) estate-grown in the Sound of White vineyard in the upper Waihopai Valley. Blended with Awatere Valley grapes (25 per cent), it was mostly handled in tanks, with some use of old oak barrels. Full-bodied, it is finely poised, with generous pear and spice flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, excellent delicacy and balance (5.2 grams/litre of residual sugar), and an invitingly scented bouquet. Best drinking mid-2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed April 2022

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