2020 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris

90 Points Richard Caro
In stock
Dry but luscious, Astrolabe's second label puts other people's 'estate' Pinot Gris to shame. With a peachy/tropical nose and palate it is the crisp acidity that marks this out as a great aperitif and fish Gris, or a perfect wine to cut creamy pasta. Superb wine at a silly price - but they don't make much of it so get in quick!
$15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle


Pinot Gris

Its Origins

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.”

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What The Critics Say

91/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier (2017 vintage)

“Crunchy, eshy, eshy and ripe with avours of green pear and apple, a leesy ginger spice note and oral note. Medium+ acidity, rm texture and medium+ length. Dry on the palate emphasising spice and texture then fruit concentration and avour.”

Blue-Gold Medal, Sydney International Wine Competition (2016 vintage)

"Light straw green colour. Interesting delicate nose with tropical aromas complexed with some herbal hints. Attractive primary fruit on the palate which retains finesse and length. This slightly more delicate style was an excellent pairing with food." Dr. Ken Dobbler, Judge

Variety Pinot Gris
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2021 - 2023

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