Catalina Sounds Sound of White Chardonnay 2019
Here we have a more subtle style of Kiwi chardonnay with reserved fruit and oak. But give it some air, let it warm up a little in the glass and it comes out to play. Mid straw in colour, there is a range of bright and vibrant fruits, from nectarine and peach skin through to pear, all nicely wrapped up by nougat barrel ferment complexity. The palate is then dry and tangy with more tropical fruits driven by crisp acidity before finishing up with silky, spicy oak. It’s a wine you could enjoy as a pre-dinner drink but will probably be at its best matched up with simply prepared, fresh seafood.