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Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2017

NEN004

Endeavour Wines

Rich, firm, bright and savoury in that classically herby Marlborough style.

Meet the producer

The family-owned Endeavour Wines produces a small collection of wines from the best regions of Australia and New Zealand....

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Production

100% Marlborough with 78% from the Southern Valleys and 22% from Ward. Both vineyards are clay based hillside blocks with scattered clonal planting. As always, winemaking was very hands o# for this wine. Hand picked fruit was destemmed and transferred to open top fermenters for at least a 5 day cold soak. When signs of natural fermentation were obvious, the tanks were warmed, allowing fermentation to get into full swing. The ferments were plunged a maximum of twice daily until dry, before an extended maceration on skins for up to 7 days. Once pressed, the wines were run to French oak barriques (15% new) for natural malolactic fermention and maturation for a total of 10 months. The wine was blended in late January 2018 before bottling in February 2018.

Tasting notes

An appealing mix of red and dark berry fruits, spice and underlying savoury and earthy interest. Elegant, with lovely raspberry and cherry flavours. Bright, quiety firm wild strawberry fruit with a gently persistent acidity make for a refreshing, aromatic Pinot.

Food match

Particularly well matched to earthy dishes like fresh pasta with seasonal field mushrooms and truffle oil or try duck and plum sauce.

Awards

2016 Vintage

IWC 2018

Silver

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Gold

IWC 2017

Bronze

2015 Vintage

IWC 2017

Silver

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