2022 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris

91 Points Richard Caro
In stock
A dry but luscious Gris, Astrolabe's second label puts other people's full estate versions to shame. Along with expressive fruit on the nose and palate, it is the crisp acidity that marks this out as a great aperitif and fish white, or a perfect one to cut creamy pasta. Superb wine at a silly price. They don't make much of it, so get in quick!
$17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 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 Bob Campbell MW (2021 vintage)

“Pleasantly textural pinot gris with fresh pear, apple and honeysuckle flavours. Crisp, dry wine with lively acidity that perfectly balances a hint of sweetness. Fine, peppery phenolics compound the drying effect. 05 SEP 2022." Drink 2022 - 2026

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
Maturity 2023 - 2026

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