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Iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Natural: Vegan Friendly

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Iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!

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Selected for the 2023 Appellation Marlborough Wine Collection

Consistently our top selling Sauvignon Blanc, Astrolabe has set the benchmark for many years and is proof that not all Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs are created equal. It is the attention to detail, viticulture, and winemaking that sets Astrolabe apart. The 2023 release displays all the finesse and 'completeness' that we have come to expect from Astrolabe.

Simon Waghorn, Winemaker notes (2023 Vintage)
"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.

Sauvignon blanc is widely considered by the wine drinkers of the world to reach its pinnacle of potential in Marlborough. The Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes grown across three Marlborough sub-regions: the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley and the Kēkerengū Coast. The blend of sites, soils and aspects within this wine gives it great complexity, reflecting both the capability of the region as a whole and my own palate.

I blend to suit what I think is Astrolabe’s style, which reflects what I’ve learnt as a winemaker and drinker over the years. My style is dry, expressive and elegantly balanced. For me it is about getting a lovely sense of fully developed green spectrum flavours from all these different sites and putting them in a glass in a way that is well-styled and elegant. My Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc always presents with ripe green flavours like passionfruit, blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry. In the palate, it is full and round and finishes dry and lingering.
This is a drier style of sauvignon blanc, acidity kept nicely in balance with the alcohol and the very little residual sugar that is there, so it’s all about how all these things come together to make a pleasurable whole. I craft my 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."

Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"A complete wine, vibrant and fresh, aromas and flavours of apples and tropical fruits, there are fine layers of fresh herbs and minerality interwoven. Juicy and salivating as the wine touches the palate, a mix of apple and citrus flavours then finer moments of tropical fruits. The fresh herbs turn to a more savoury side as the wine opens out in glass. White peach and apple then a mineral water quality completes the palate. Balanced and vibrant with a ready to drink quality. Best drinking from 2024 through 2028."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper, December 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"The bright lemon/green, full-bodied, vigorous 2023 vintage (was grown in the Awatere Valley (50 per cent), Kekerengu (19 per cent), the Southern Valleys (19 per cent) and the Wairau Valley (12 per cent). Handled entirely in stainless steel tanks, it is weighty, with good concentration of fresh, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent, balanced acidity and a fully dry (1.2 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking mid-2024+."

Joelle Thomson, drinksbiz Magazine, February/March 2024 (2023 Vintage)
"A classic tropical scented, fresh-as-a-daisy and approachably smooth Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from one of the best winemakers in the South Island, Simon Waghorn, who co-founded Astrolabe Wines with his partner, Jane Waghorn. Together, they have built a top quality brand and make an outstanding range of Sauvignons, each one expressing a different sub regional climate in this country’s largest wine region."

Reviews for the 2022 vintage below…

92/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2022 (2022 Vintage)
"Mellow, herbal sauvignon blanc with green capsicum, sweet cut grass, gooseberry and struck flint/gunpowder characters. Quite a good result from a challenging vintage. Drink 2022 to 2026."

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Astrolabe crafts wines that epitomise focus, purity, and balance, capturing the full intensity of Marlborough's landscape and climate. Jane Forrest-Waghorn shares that their family’s wine journey spans multiple regions, with daughters Libby and Arabella now joining the Marlborough-based winery. Living in a century-old house on their vineyard, they emphasise sustainable practices and family involvement, ensuring uncompromising quality.

All grapes come from ten families dedicated to sustainable farming, some relationships extending over two decades. These growers understand the land’s rhythms, with vineyards selected for their unique flavours across Marlborough’s sub-regions. Winemaker Simon Waghorn, with four decades of experience, has set a benchmark for sauvignon blanc. His meticulous approach defines Astrolabe wines as focused, balanced, and elegant.

Named after an ancient navigation tool, Astrolabe symbolises exploration and discovery, reflecting Marlborough’s history. Committed to sustainability, their operations are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, and their organic vineyards are certified by BioGro New Zealand.

Astrolabe is also certified net carbon zero through Toitū, continually working on reduction measures and offsetting to maintain carbon neutrality. As a founding member of Appellation Marlborough Wine, Astrolabe ensures their wines are of genuine Marlborough provenance, marked by the AMW icon.
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