South and East-West create variation in fruit ripening and exposure to UV. These are two of our favourite Sauvignon Blanc parcels from Sound of White.
The 21/22 season is one for the books. Winter rains replenished parched soils and broke a three-year drought. A warm and wet winter continued into spring, bringing lush growth to the vines, and a perfect flowering. January was warm and dry, and dropping excess fruit was necessary to ensure quality fruit. Our Sound of White vineyard in the Waihopai Valley is elevated above sea level, cooler and drier, and the fruit harvested later than other parts of the region. This is uniquely Catalina Sounds.