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2018 Astrolabe Farm Dry Riesling

2018 Astrolabe Farm Dry Riesling

91 Points Richard Caro
2018 Astrolabe Farm Dry Riesling
91 Points Richard Caro

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A beautiful dry Riesling that shows Astrolabe's expertise in Marlborough whites. It is fresh and crisp with precise citrus and fine textural depth from lees work, this is the perfect Summer aperitif or accompaniment to anti-pasti and white meats. Formerly their Wairau label, this Astrolabe Farm Dry Riesling is classy stuff grown on their lovingly managed home estate. Drink now or cellar.

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$23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Riesling

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

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 vintage)

"Grown at Grovetown, in the Wairau Valley, the 2018 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard wine, partly hand-picked. A fresh, medium-bodied wine, it has citrusy, slightly appley flavours, showing very good vigour and depth, and a slightly off-dry (5.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp finish. Still unfolding, it's well worth cellaring to 2021+."

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"And now for something different. Wines in this range demonstrate Simon's innovative treatment of specific parcels of fruit and his willingness to challenge the 'everyday' winemaking process. Simon loves to experiment while capturing the raw, ethereal and sometimes undiscovered qualities of individual grape varieties. -- The vines at Astrolabe Farm are some of our oldest. The riesling is grown closest to our house beside a grove of fruit trees including, citrus, stonefruit, cider apples and a fig. Free-run juice from hand-picked and machine-harvested grapes was fermented with light solids to produce an aromatic, dry wine with attractive citrus and floral flavours."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

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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