Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Gris (2021)

The 2021 vintage (4*) was grown in the Awatere Valley (83 per cent), at Kekerengu (15 per cent), and in the Waihopai Valley (2 per cent). Mostly hand-picked, it is a bright, light lemon/green, full-bodied wine, with peachy, citrusy, slightly spicy flavours, fresh and strong, balanced acidity and a dry (3.1 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. A lively, youthful wine, it should break into full stride mid-2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 30
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 23
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed April 2022

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