2022 Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Gris
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
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS
“Aromas and flavours of green pears and red apple flesh, there’s nectarine and white spice layer, finely textured mouthfeel with a satin edge. Fresh and crisp, dry with flavours of tree fruits and white stone fruits and a citrus note. Balanced and well made, ready to drink and quite delicious. Best drinking from 2022 through 2024+.”
4 stars Michael Cooper
”The youthful, pale lemon 2022 vintage (4*) was grown principally in the Awatere Valley. Mouthfilling, fresh and vibrantly fruity, it has strong, ripe pear, lychee and spice flavours, with a hint of peaches, and a dry, lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2023+.”
90/100 Bob Campbell MW
”Seamless, silken pinot gris with classic pear, apple and honeysuckle flavours. Made in an off-dry style with a dry and lingering finish with fine, peppery phenolics. Drink 2022 to 2026.”
|2022 - 2025
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