2019 Astrolabe Farm Dry Riesling

94 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
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.
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

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

94/100 Cameron Douglas

”Apples and white roses, sweet lemon and fresh white peach tea. A fragrant and enticing bouquet. Aperitif style on the palate with a core of tree fruits and citrus flavours, high acidity and long intense finish. White apricot and green apple, honeysuckle, cold stone minerality and a hint of lees and gun flint. A lovely example.” Drink 2022 - 2030+

4 Stars Michael Cooper

“Grown at Grovetown, in the Wairau Valley, the 2019 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard wine, partly hand-picked. Bright, light lemon/green, it is medium-bodied, with fresh, citrusy, slightly appley flavours, showing good vigour and intensity, and a slightly off-dry (5.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp finish. Best drinking 2023+.” Drink 2023+

Variety Riesling
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2030+

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

2

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