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Astrolabe Awatere Valley 2018

Astrolabe Awatere Valley 2018

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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"Savoury, spicy, very fruity and varietal with aromas of sweet hay and gooseberry, passion fruit and fresh herbs. A delicious wine on the palate, spicy and fruity, golden kiwifruit, passion fruit and savoury spice. High acidity, dry finish, a core of fruit and lengthy finish. Balanced and well made." Cameron Douglas

  • Winery: Astrolabe
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Region: Awatere Valley, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap

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.

  • 92/100 - Cameron Douglas
  • 92/100 - Bob Campbell MW
  • 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper

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