Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc
This is a drier style of sauvignon blanc, acidity kept nicely in balance wirh the alcohol and the very little residual sugar that is there, so it’s all about how all these things come together to make a pleasurable whole. I craft my wines so that nothing stands out as one singular spike, instead revealing a lovely layering of flavours and aromas that people can keep finding as they spend time savouring the glass.
Simon Waghorn — Winemaker
Pale straw with green highlights.
Powerful gooseberry, white currant, red capsicum, passionfruit and lime peel aromas.
Medium-bodied, with strong flavours of makrut lime, passionfruit, lemongrass and a refreshingly smooth, dry and persistent finish.
How long you can keep sauvignon blanc aging depends on the quality of wine, winemaking methods and the taster’s palate preferences. This wine is made in classic style and can be enjoyed fresh, but it will bottle age gracefully with careful cellaring.
Fresh, leafy green salads; goat’s cheese; seafood of all types; and dishes with lifted, aromatic herbs.
SAUVIGNON BLANC SERVING TEMPERATURE
It is best to serve sauvignon blanc chilled.
“Ripe, deliciously fruity sauvignon blanc with melon, guava and citrus-lime, together with smattering of fresh herbs. A creamy-textured wine with good weight and a lingering finish. Textbook Marlborough sauvignon.” DEC 19
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
The Real Review © The Real Review
4 ½ STARS
“The 2019 vintage is a regional blend, grown principally in the Awatere Valley (65 per cent). Weighty, it has fresh, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, and a long, crisp, dry finish.”
New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2020
94 POINTS “EXCELLENT”
“Plush, fleshy, fruity and varietal with aromas of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, an abundance of wet stone mineral scents and white blossom. On the palate – equally fleshy and fruity, crisp, refreshing and just dry on the finish. Flavours of lemon and passionfruit, apple and fresh herb. High acidity – almost sweet to the taste, plenty of mineral and floral layers. Just dry on the finish. A lovely example, balanced and well made. Best drinking from today and through 2023.” JUN 20
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
Appellation Marlborough Wine AMW
Sustainably certified SWNZ