This is undoubtedly one of the most popular sauvignon blancs at Winetopia.
Tasting notes: Pale straw with green highlights, Citrus pith, lime and grapefruit zest and hints of jasmine tea, fennel and basil. A medium-bodied wine with flinty, almost salty notes, passionfruit flavours and a dry finish. This wine is enjoyable in its youth but will develop soundly in bottle.
Food pairing Raw oysters, tempura vegetables, delicate white fish like flounder and crayfish with lemongrass.
First generation winemaker Simon Waghorn has been honing his craft for over 36 years and has established a benchmark style of sauvignon blanc that reflects an unparalleled diversity of vineyard sources.
Together with his wife, Jane, they founded Astrolabe in Marlborough in 1996. Simon chose the name Astrolabe because of historic ties with Marlborough and connotations of exploration and discovery. Family owned and operated, all grapes are sourced from ten families who live on their land and farm sustainably and each site was chosen for the distinctive flavour it produces.