Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Aromatics of lemongrass, lime peel and passionfruit, with background notes of whitecurrant and red pepper.
Astrolabe's Province Sauvignon is a vibrant, minerally Marlborough Sauvignon.
Fruit for the Province Sauvignon was grown in vineyards located in the Awatere Valley, Southern Valleys, Wairau Valley and Kekerengu Coast sub-regions of Marlborough. It was harvested in cool evening conditions to preserve freshness and vitality and lightly pressed with minimal skin contact to let the pure juice do the talking.
Astrolabe Wines is a small, family-owned New Zealand winery, established in 1996 by Simon and Jane Waghorn. Winemaker Simon Waghorn is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions, and his wines have a wonderful purity and intensity of fruit drawn exclusively from Marlborough sites, which are chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines.
The estate is named after a ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, back in 1827.
FINE WINES OF NZ - Air New Zealand Fine Wines Selection 2018
4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
90 POINTS - Wine Spectator Review, Mar 2018 "Vibrant, intense and effusive, showing aromas of honeysuckle, lemon verbena and makrut lime that mingle with ruby grapefruit and tangerine notes. The acidity is forward and lip-smacking."
Aromas of lemongrass, lime peel and passionfruit, with background notes of whitecurrant and red pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with white peach, tropical fruits and citrus flavours and a fresh, dry mineral finish.