Astrolabe Awatere Valley SB 2021
- Sauvignon Blanc
- New Zealand, 750ml
“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." Cameron Douglas MS
- Winery: Astrolabe
- Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
- Region: Awatere Valley, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2021
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, vegan-friendly
- Food pairing: Chicken, turkey; white fish, shrimp, lobster; feta & goat cheeses; citrus & light cream sauces.
A superb example of Awatere Sauvignon from Marlborough's expert in white varieties.
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.
- 95/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2021 vintage)
- 5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2021 vintage)
- 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
- 5 Stars - Michael Coopers Buyer’s Guide 2020 (2019 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas (2019 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Cameron Douglas (2018 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)
- 4.5 Stars Points - Michael Cooper (2018 vintage)
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