Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2017 (12 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
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A terrific start to the growing season for Pinot Noir resulted in full crops and the potential for a great season. Although late season rain did strike Marlborough, much of the Pinot Noir was harvested before these events, ensuring fruit was still in excellent condition. Fruit for this wine was harvested from March 29th through until April 11th 2017 predominantly out of Marlborough’s clay rich Southern Valleys.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine belies its moderate alcohol (12.8%) with a density and structure rarely seen from Marlborough, yet retaining an elegance of fruit with appealing savoury wild berry fruits, dark cherry and roasted notes supported by a silken, fine tannin framework which carries flavour to a sustained, immensely satisfying finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine should develop gracefully until at least 2024.

Food Matching

Drink with meals featuring game meats or mushrooms.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2018

Silver Medal - IWSC London 2018

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Our journey started in 2005 with a singular vision to produce the best wines in Marlborough. Named after the majestic Catalina flying boats that once flew across the vast Marlborough Sounds, Catalina Sounds produces wines that are unique with minimum intervention and are true to their vineyard sites while capturing the best of the region.

We have evolved from our humble origins, building a reputation for producing premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc throughout the world. Now we are pushing into new varieties such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. We have also created a single vineyard range from our home vineyard Sound of White, as well as a sister brand Crowded House.


Peter’s life changed when he was exposed to French at High School – the start of a journey that led to him majoring in French at University and a year’s hiatus to ride a pushbike through France in 1997. As he rode through some of the great wine regions of the world, not only was the liquid itself a revelation, but the history and culture surrounding wine captured Peter’s interest such that upon his return, he moved to Adelaide, Australia to study Oenology.

Peter now follows a very simple philosophy – source fruit from the best possible vineyard sites and get your harvest decision right. His aspirations continue to be the same as when he inherited the role of Catalina Sounds winemaker in September 2011 – to create wines that speak honestly and with integrity. He strives to make beautifully balanced wines that capture the site and express the region, while working to build additional interest and texture into the background.


Growing up on a farm, Fraser spent much of his youth outdoors. Upon leaving school, he worked in the adventure tourism industry before persuasion from his family resulted in him working alongside his father in vineyard management and contracting. His father instilled in him that hard work and staying one step ahead of the vines will be rewarded with the perfect grape come harvest time.

After many years of experience, the opportunity to work with Catalina Sounds arose in 2011 and it was an easy decision to make. Upon first arriving at Sound of White, childhood memories of growing up in the country came flooding back. With sheep grazing the paddocks around the vineyard, ducks on the pond and views to the mountains and sea, he knew he’d found his calling.

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