2021 Astrolabe Pinot Gris Marlborough – Pinot Gris is one of the world’s more popular wine varieties, is very food friendly and is particularly well suited to growing in Marlborough. The Pinot Gris grape has low acid but retains more of its natural acidity in Marlborough’s cool climate, allowing the wine to be in balance. Strong diurnal fluctuation provides a long, sunny growing season, affording excellent flavour development.
Astrolabe blend from sites across a wide range of the Marlborough winegrowing regions. The blend centres on north and south bank Awatere, with fruit from the Wairau Valley and Kekerengu Coast complementing the intensely aromatic Awatere core. When crafting this blend, they pay close attention to the fill-in and layering of the different flavour spectrums and aromas.
They aim for an aromatic, crisp and precise pinot gris, and stylistically it is dryer than most. Aromas of citrus peel, poached pear and peach with light spice. Pure, crisp and dry wine with a fine minerality and delicacy of structure. Pear, quince and peach flavours dominate.
A versatile food wine, pairing with poultry, pork, egg dishes, salmon, light pastas and creamy mushrooms.
Single Price: $30.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $23.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $276.00