Style: White wine – Medium bodied, aromatic and refreshing
Tasting Note: Classic aromas of gooseberries, white and black currants just a hint of grapefruit. The palate is medium-bodied with lime, gooseberry and citrus flavours, with a vein of minerality leading to a long refreshing finish.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Food Pairing: Pairs well with fresh oysters and seafood of all types. Chicken, pork and veal dishes work well. A great match with dishes containing coriander and mint like Som Tam, pomelo salad or tamales with tomatillo salsa. Cheeses – goats’, sheep (pecorino) or a lightly smoked cheese.
Producer: Astrolabe one of New Zealand’s most respected producers. Winemaker: Simon Waghorn
Bob Campbell MW, the leading critic of New Zealand wines, has named Astrolabe as among the Top Wineries in New Zealand for 2020. In this year’s list, Astrolabe was placed at 31 out of nearly 200, right beside the iconic Cloudy Bay, and placing well above better-known names like Dog Point, Greywacke
Named after a 19th-century explorer’s ship, Astrolabe is Simon and Jane Waghorn’s voyage into winemaking exploration in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. The family-owned estate is rightly celebrated for wines that express the variety of their soil and the nuances of their terroir: from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys to the Kekerengu Coast. Astrolabe wines reflect the Waghorn’s innovative treatment of specific parcels and winemaking process to capture undiscovered qualities of individual grape varieties, resulting in some of the most pure and elegant wines from the region.
Region: Awatere Valley, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5 %
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l
Press/Review: Decanter 96 POINTS
“Appealing aromas of citrus, herbs and tropical notes. Bright, slightly steely with mineral,
wet stone. Gooseberry and nettle flavours and crisp textured freshness” Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Serving Temperature: 7 ̊ C to 10 ̊ C