Astrolabe `Province` Pinot Gris 2016 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough. NZ

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

My goal is to make the Province wines in a classic Marlborough vein, emphasising the varietal intensity created by leafy vineyards, ripe fruit and cool-climate growing. – Simon Waghorn, Winemaker

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light Straw

Aroma

Pear and quince, light peach and citrus rind and a whiff of cardamom and nougat

Palate

Pure, focussed wine with a delicacy of structure, finishing crisp and dry. Stonefruit and pear flavours dominate, followed by some light citrus.

Cellaring

Will age gracefully over the next six years.

Food Matching

Great as an aperitif, with shellfish and seafood, pâtés, poultry, pork and light game as well as creamy mushroom or egg dishes.

Vintage
2016
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon's skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance...

The Winemker

Simon Waghorn is a winemaker. Astrolabe Wines is a winemaker label.

Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley and Kekerengu Coast sub-regions of Marlborough, whether bottled alone or when blended.

What's in a name?

As well as being a navigational instrument, L’Astrolabe was the name of the ship of French explorer Dumont d’Urville who explored the Marlborough coast in 1827.

Simon chose the name Astrolabe because of the historic ties with Marlborough, and he liked the connotations of exploration and discovery.

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