We all know and love Astrolabe's Sauvignon Blanc but when they turn their hand to other varieties, the result is equally as impressive. This is a beautiful summer Riesling, as in it can take a good chilling, it sits at the drier end of the scale and has lovely long flavours.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Aromas of lemon honey and lemon zest, green apple and citrus blossom. A light-textured, mineral wine with fresh apple and lemon flavours and a crisp, racy acidity. 5.3 g/l"
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Grown at Grovetown, in the Wairau Valley, the 2019 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, partly hand-picked. Bright, light lemon/green, it is medium-bodied, with fresh, citrusy, slightly appley flavours, showing good vigour and intensity, and a slightly off-dry (5.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp finish. Best drinking 2023+."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, September 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This wine smells just like you’ve walked into an orchard growing lemons on one side and apples on the other. So intense yet so delicate and the palate reflects exactly that. But I’d expect nothing less however from Simon Waghorn, winemaker extraordinaire and all-round riesling rockstar. Crafted from his home farm vineyard in Marlborough’s Grovetown district, it has crunchy acidity, a lift of mandarin, nashi and fabulously flinty minerality."