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2017 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc

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93 Points Richard Caro
2017 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc
93 Points Richard Caro

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A superb example of Awatere Sauvignon from Marlborough's expert in white varieties. The Awatere Valley is a bit cooler than the rest of Marlborough so less overt tropical fruit, instead a brisk and focused effect with lots of leafy whitecurrant and elderflower, as well as that firm mineral streak that makes it so refreshing. Classic and just so beautifully styled in the glass – a wine to try.

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$23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Its Origins

Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Typically grassy Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc, with classic tomato leaf, nettle, chalky mineral and capsicum flavours. Nicely weighted wine with a dry, but not austere, texture. Impressive concentration and length 26/10/2016." Drink 2016 - 2021

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (2016 vintage)

"The 2016 Valleys Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc has the classic Awatere herbal-led nose with delicate underlying notes of lemongrass, lime leaves and yuzu. The light-bodied palate is dry and refreshing with great intensity and an earthy/mineral finish." Drink 2016 - 2018

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 vintage)

Grown at two sites in the Awatere Valley, the classy 2016 vintage (5*) is a very typical sub-regional style, currently in full stride. Light lemon/green, it is full-bodied and bone-dry, with pure, penetrating melon and green-capsicum flavours, racy, harmonious and long.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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