The Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is
made from grapes grown across three Marlborough
sub-regions — the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley and the
Kekerengu Coast. We machine harvest the grapes at night or
in the cool parts of the day to preserve the purity and intensity of flavours. In the winery, we take great care to
handle the fruit in a way which allows the flavours and
aromas of the region to come through. Sauvignon Blanc is
widely considered by the wine drinkers of the world to reach
its pinnacle of potential in Marlborough. My style is dry,
expressive and elegantly balanced. – Simon Waghorn, Winemaker
Colour/Appearance Pale straw with green highlights.
Aroma/Bouquet Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper.
Palate Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
Cellaring Very enjoyable when young and fresh; will age gracefully with careful cellaring.
Suggested Foods Fresh, leafy green salads; seafood of all types; and dishes with lifted, aromatic herbs.