2022 Astrolabe Chenin Blanc Sec

92 Points Richard Caro
In stock
A new bottling of Chenin Blanc from some of NZ's biggest fans of this grape. It offer refreshing white fruits with a zingy minerality, in an easy-drinking style that reflects Astrolabe's special love of the Chenin Blanc variety. A wonderful aperitif or match for antipasti and white meats, this pretty bottle is even more appealing when the wine is in your glass!
$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle


Chenin 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

94/100 Bob Campbell MW (2021 vintage)

"Creamy-textured chenin blanc with spicy stewed apple flavours. Just a hint of sweetness, although it is perfectly balanced by gentle acidity. Delicious wine that has the potential to age well. A silky, seamless wine. 15 SEP 2021." Drink 2021 - 2030

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)

"Fragrant, lifted bouquet of apple and white fleshed fruits, a lees and mineral layer with a white blossom and white peach fragrance. On the palate - off-dry with a whisper of sweetness with contrasting acidity then flavours of pear and apple, citrus pith and a moment of dried herb. Youthful, tense and salivating on the palate with a light saline wash on the finish. Well made, youthful and ready from drinking from mid to late 2022 through 2030+." Drink 2022 - 2030+

Variety Chenin Blanc
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2022 - 2030

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