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Winery notes (2018 Vintage) "Selectively hand-picked from the Churton hillside Biodynamic vineyard that sits between the Waihopai and Omaka Valleys at 200m above sea level. Whole bunch pressed and transferred to demi-muids (600L), all French, none new. Pitched with a vineyard yeast starter, fermented and left on lees for 6 months.
Bright lemon hue to the wine. An excitingly expressive nose showing ripe tropical fruits with mineral/saline aromas and an underlying complexity. The palate is taught and powerful showing ripe fruits with lemongrass and citrus flavours, that flow into a fine phenolic and saline texture adding weight and complexity to the wine. To be enjoyed with fresh seafood or a summer salad.
93/100 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2018 Vintage) "Sourced from the biodynamically farmed Churton Vineyard, Pyramid Valley’s 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a bit flinty and smoky, then eases into notes of nectarine and pink grapefruit. Fermented in old puncheons, it’s somewhat Graves-like in style, with medium to full body, an easygoing succulence on the mid-palate and a crisp lime-and-grapefruit finish. It should drink well for at least a few years."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2018 Vintage) "Very distinctive bouquet with a floral, fruit and savoury core. Wild on the palate with high acidity, flavours of lees spice, white flowers, citrus and white fleshed fruits then a mineral laden dry finish. Each new taste brings on the same messages though more texture and length as the wine builds its profile through the palate. Well made, very youthful. Drink now and through 2022."
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Gold Medal – NZIWS 2018 & Marlborough Wine Awards 2018
Astrolabe’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc from the Kekerengu Coast that has been hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in barrels using indigenous yeasts.
Champion Alternative White – Vino Fino Wine Awards 2017
Made by Lawsons Dry Hills and named after Mount Vernon that towers behind the winery.
Great 2018 Release for New Zealand’s most Iconic Sauvignon Blanc
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and always one of the region’s best.
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