Astrolabe Pinot Gris 2012

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Martinborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 125506
  • white wine
  • TP90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Mid-gold color. White fleshed stonefruit and fresh pear, with a little vanilla pod and citrus rind aroma. Palate Pure, focussed wine with a fine minerality and delicacy of structure, finishing crisp and dry.

Critical Acclaim

"Aromatic and bright with juicy citrus and tangy acidity; intense, lively and balanced. 96% Pinot Gris, 4% Gewurztraminer."
90 Points

Learn About Astrolabe

When winemaker Simon Waghorn created his own brand, he chose the name Astrolabe because of historic ties with Marlborough and connotations of exploration and discovery. An astrolabe is an ancient instrument of navigation that measures the altitude of the stars, and also the name of an early sailing ship exploring the Marlborough coast. All Simon"s skill and experience combine...

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Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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