Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Province 2012
- New Zealand
- South Island,
- Astrolabe Wines
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Screw Cap
- Organic / Biodynamic
The northern tip of South Island has become New Zealand`s most important wine region since sheep farming and cherry orchards were first replaced with vineyard in the 1970s. Much of the land is alluvial river basin with well-drained soils that provide an ideal environment for pungent, grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir from the more suitable clay slopes and Pinot Gris are also proving world-beaters.
Named after the famous ship, The Astrolabe, which visited the Marlborough region in the 1800s with French explorer, Jules Dumont d`Urville at the helm, who discovered the regions` significant beauty and potential. Today its namesake has captured these qualities and created a distinctive range of wines. Nurturing the attributes of the soil, vine and climate and combining these with his minimalist approach in the winery, Simon Waghorn transforms the regions grapes into stylish and expressive wines. Already with a cult following, wines from Astrolabe offer excitement and exclusivity. One of New Zealands foremost award winning winemakers.
Award winning winemaker, Simon Waghorn, has crafted a fantastic Sauvignon from fruit grown in the Waihopai, Wairau and Brandcott Valleys. Picked in the cool evening to retain acidity and freshness, it is pale straw in colour with green highlights. A fresh aroma of lemon grass and lime peel precedes a panoploly of citrus fruit flavours. Refreshing, cool and with a smooth lingering finish.
Picked in the cool evening to retain acidity and freshness, it is pale straw in colour with green highlights. A fresh aroma of lemon grass and lime peel precedes a panopoly of citrus fruit flavours. Air New Zealand Gold medal winner 3 years running.
Summer salads, Thai noodles, seafood and green lipped mussels.
IWSC 2008 Champion Sauvignon Blanc. NZ Winemaker of the Year runner up. IWC 2009 Silver medal.
Vintage 2007. IWSC Gold. Decanter 4*. Vintage 2006. Air NZ Gold. IWSC Gold medal. Vintage 2005. IWSC International Trophy, Champion Sauvignon Blanc.
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