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2018 Astrolabe Kekerengu Pinot Gris

2018 Astrolabe Kekerengu Pinot Gris

4.5 Stars Richard Caro
2018 Astrolabe Kekerengu Pinot Gris
4.5 Stars Richard Caro

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From the unique limestone soils of Kekerengu, this dry Pinot Gris is subtly rich but also complex, with a focus on poise and stony-mineral flavours. That's a beautiful balancing act, and makes this a Kiwi Gris from way outside the box. Deserves a try by itself or with an interesting food match.

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$25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2018 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard Marlborough wine, hand-picked at Kekerengu. Full of youthful vigour, it is pale lemon/green, very fresh and vibrant, with generous, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) and smooth.

93/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier (2016 vintage)

“Delightful fragrant and gently aromatic bouquet with scents and flavours of white spiced tree fruits – pear and apple centric, but also sweet white floral and a distinctive minerality of wet stone. Youthful and refreshing acidity then an emerging Asian pear note and honeyed white fleshed fruits." Drink 2017 - 2022

91/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Moderately weighty pinot gris with nashi pear, mineral and nutty yeast lees characters. Made in a satisfyingly bone-dry style. Reasonably flavoursome wine, with good acidity and an ethereal texture. 9/7/2017." Drink 2016 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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