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Astrolabe, Province, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Astrolabe, Province, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

REVIEWS:
4.00

4.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Astrolabe Wines

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
WHITE WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
89/100

(1 customer review)

Astrolabe Wines

750ML

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Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes grown across three Marlborough sub-regions: the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley and the Kēkerengū Coast. The blend of sites, soils and aspects within this wine gives it great complexity, reflecting both the capability of the region as a whole. 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. A great pairing with a summer salad or try with a range of different seafood.

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COUNTRY:

New Zealand

GRAPE:

Sauvignon Blanc

REGION:

Marlborough

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2021 - 2024

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

13.5%

SKU: 100581 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical instrument that was used to make a diverse range of calculations. Its name translates as ‘star-taker’. A mariner’s astrolabe, modified for use upon a ship, was used by early navigators to determine latitude by measuring the altitude of a celestial object. French explorer Dumont d’Urville charted the Marlborough coast in 1827 aboard a ship named L’Astrolabe. All the grapes for Astrolabe wines are sourced from ten families who live on and sustainably farm their lands. Some of these families have been working with Astrolabe for over 20 years!

    Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes grown across three Marlborough sub-regions: the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley and the Kēkerengū Coast. The blend of sites, soils and aspects within this wine gives it great complexity, reflecting both the capability of the region as a whole. 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. A great pairing with a summer salad or try with a range of different seafood.

    1 review for Astrolabe, Province, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

    1. LouisC

      Dry wine with high acidity. On the nose this wine is clean and pronounced with a lot of floral, herbal, gooseberry and citrus aromas. On the palate it has also white flower and black pepper flavours with refreshing fruits.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    89/100

    There's a lovely sense of harmony here. Voluptuous, silken midpalate and rather restrained fruit in the context of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: melon, grassy notes, lemongrass and beeswax. Slight chalky grip on the firm finish.
    89/100 - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous (Tasted November 2020)