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"A style that will please many Gris fans" Cameron Douglas, MS

"Fruity on the palate with a satin texture, contrasting acidity & a fresh mouth-watering juicy core" Cameron Douglas, MS

A versatile food wine that pairs particularly well with smoked salmon

Astrolabe Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 2
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42



Awarded 90/100 Points
Astrolabe Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Astrolabe Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

Member rating / 2
Just dry on the finish and in a style that will please many Gris fans
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $16.99 $14.77
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, May 2021

Description

  • Dry style
  • Peach & pear
  • Subtle spice
  • Lingering finish

"Fresh, ripe and juicy brown and yellow apple aromas, honeysuckle and fruit spice. Equally fruity on the palate with a satin texture, contrasting acidity and a fresh mouth-watering juicy core. Just dry on the finish and in a style that will please many Gris fans. Best drinking from 2021 through end of summer 2022" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, May 2021

Peach, light pear, citrus peel and a hint of spice. Medium-bodied with pear and peach flavours, mineral texture and a long finish.

The 2019-2020 growing season was a little above average for temperature and growing degree days but cooler than the previous three seasons, which were all very high. The season was very dry, with only 43 mm (1.7 inches) of rain from 21 December to the end of harvest on 9 April. Budburst was five or six days early, and so was flowering. The dry season resulted in harvest coming in about ten days earlier than long term average. Where there was groundwater or drip irrigation, vines enjoyed good health and disease pressure was nil.

Standard trellis with vertical shoot positioning, pruned to two or three canes, depending on site capacity. Vines are trimmed closely, well tucked and lightly leaf plucked.

Only the finer free-run fraction of juice has been used. Around 40% of the wine is from handpicked, whole-cluster pressed grapes, with the juice from this very delicate portion fermented on light grape solids. The balance of the wine is from grapes machine harvested in cool evening conditions, de-stemmed and lightly pressed with minimal skin contact. This portion has been cold-settled to clarity. All the wine has been fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures — using neutral wine yeast strains — to allow the vineyard characters to come through.

Food Pairing: Salads, seafood, poultry and egg dishes — a versatile food wine that pairs particularly well with smoked salmon.

 

 

 

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14%

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NZ $8.00

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J
Excellent value, good everyday Pinot Gris

John - 30/10/2021


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