2019 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough – 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. They 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, they take great care to handle the fruit in a way which allows the flavours and aromas of the region to come through.
This is a drier style of Sauvignon Blanc, acidity kept nicely in balance to the alcohol and the very little sugar that is there, so it’s all about how all these things come together to make a pleasurable whole. They craft their wines so that nothing stands out as one singular spike, instead revealing a lovely layering of flavours and aromas that people can keep finding as they spend time savouring the glass.
Aromas of powerful gooseberry, white currant, red capsicum, passionfruit and lime peel aromas. Medium-bodied, with strong flavours of makrut lime, passionfruit, lemongrass and a refreshingly smooth, dry and persistent finish.
How long you can keep sauvignon blanc aging depends on the quality of wine, winemaking methods and the taster’s palate preferences. This wine is made in classic style and can be enjoyed fresh, but it will age gracefully with careful cellaring.
Great with fresh, leafy green salads; seafood of all types; and dishes with lifted, aromatic herbs.
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $22.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $264.00