Astrolabe `Province` Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough. NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

The Astrolabe Province 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

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with green highlights.

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.

Cellar

Very enjoyable when young and fresh; will age gracefully with careful cellaring.

Food Pairing

Fresh, leafy green salads; seafood of all types; and dishes with lifted, aromatic herbs.

Vintage
2017
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon's skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance...

The Winemker

Simon Waghorn is a winemaker. Astrolabe Wines is a winemaker label.

Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley and Kekerengu Coast sub-regions of Marlborough, whether bottled alone or when blended.

What's in a name?

As well as being a navigational instrument, L’Astrolabe was the name of the ship of French explorer Dumont d’Urville who explored the Marlborough coast in 1827.

Simon chose the name Astrolabe because of the historic ties with Marlborough, and he liked the connotations of exploration and discovery.

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