Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2014 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$21.90 per Bottle
$131.40 per pack
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As with previous versions, this wine was great fun to be involved with and is sourced exclusively from our home Sound of White vineyard. We have worked hard to optimise aromatics while also building richness and texture into the wine using various winemaking techniques to make a flavoursome, mouthfilling yet dry white wine.

Pinot Gris is a variety that I believe builds flavour with time in the bottle. Drink with confidence through until 2017.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

This has a fresh, aromatic, lifted nose of exotic florals with nuances of pears and spices adding detail. Dry to taste the palate is slender and elegantly proportioned with up-front, lifted pure floral and stonefruit fl avours. The fruit is enriched, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by bright acitity, with fine phenolic textures emerging and growing to provide a positive core and line. As the wine flows, the flavours recede, the textures carrying the wine to a moderately long, dry finish with suggestions of stonefruit kernels. This is a fresh, bright, aromatic dry Pinot Gris with a dry, textured finish. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Rating 4 Stars - Raymond Chan

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale straw yellow.


Quince, yellow stonefruits, beeswax and spice abound with gentle florals in the background.


A rich yet dry palate with pure flavours following on from the nose. Flavour builds on the palate and combines with subtle lees, alcohol and oak derived notes to give a layered, textured and sustained mouthfeel, underscored with fresh cleansing acidity.

Food Matching

Lovely to drink on its own, it will also match beautifully with pork belly, quail or other poultry, and Asian themed dishes.


Drink with confidence through until 2017.

Medals & Trophies

Pure Bronze Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014

Bronze Medal - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine Show 2014

Bronze Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2014

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South pacific during and after World War II. New Zealand’s famous and largest warbird, the Catalina is a rare sight, in fact there are only a handful of these beautiful, iconic planes left in the world today, and we are lucky enough to be associated with one based right here in New Zealand. Through our sponsorship of this rare, passenger carrying, amphibious flying boat we are in some small way helping to ensure the Catalina continues to grace the skies around the stunning Marlborough Sounds and high over the vineyards in the Waihopai Valley where we have made our home.

We draw inspiration for our wines from these graceful, unique flying boats and the respect in which they are held, together with the pristine and awe inspiring environment of the Marlborough Sounds – right on our doorstep. With attention to detail, we strive for our wines to step outside the norm and show individuality and personality, garnering respect wherever they are poured, while harnessing the purity and vibrancy that Marlborough’s climate and landscape are naturally blessed with.

Here at Catalina Sounds Wines we are proud to have an on-going association with the New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society and hope to continue our past sponsorship of the plane at various air shows and events around the country once she is fully restored and back up in our skies in the near future.

View Catalina Sounds website


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