2021 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
A superb Awatere Sauvignon made by Marlborough's experts in sub-regional whites. The Awatere Valley is a bit cooler than the rest of Marlborough, so there's less overt tropical fruit. Instead a brisk and focused style offers whte-green fruits along with a mineral streak that makes it very refreshing. Classic and just so beautiful in the glass, this is one to try.
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

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

"Crisp, dry sauvignon blanc with lime, green capsicum, gooseberry, nettle, green apple and oyster-shell flavours, with great purity and length. Taut and tangy, a classic Awatere style. 27 OCT 2021." Drink 2021 - 2026

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Fragrant and exacting bouquet, savoury, and fresh. Citrus and white stone fruits, salty air, fresh and dried herbs with a rocky mineral complexity. On the palate - delicious, tense and youthful, a core of fruit with flavours of lemon and grapefruit, white fleshed stone fruits, a savoury dried herb complexity and lengthy salivating salty finish. A delicious and vivacious wine with a core of fruit and varietal power. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025."

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

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