2020 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Noir
Winemaker Simon Waghorn has this to say about Durvillea: “All along Marlborough’s coast, clinging to rocks at low tide is the seaweed Durvillea. We know it as bull kelp or rimurapa. As a young man at university I studied seaweed. Named for the captain of the Astrolabe, Durvillea seaweed is my quintessential emblem of our wild coast. The Durvillea grapes are grown in the Waihopai, Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough. The grapes are harvested at precisely the right moment and I preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in my winemaking. Durvillea is Astrolabe’s little sister label. This provides us with the opportunity to offer another range of classic Marlborough wines from our Astrolabe vineyards.”
What The Critics Say
90/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Moderately intense and quite supple pinot noir with cherry, raspberry, savoury and dried herb flavours. Bright, fresh wine in highly approachable style. An attractive wine offering good value at this price 06 MAY 2021." Drink 2021 - 2026
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