2015 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
In the province of Marlborough, high sunshine hours are moderated by a mild sea while steep mountains keep moist and chilly winds at bay. A long cool growing season leads to gorgeous flavours.
My goal is to make the Province wines in a classic Marlborough vein, emphasising the varietal intensity created by leafy vineyards, ripe fruit and cool-climate growing.
Colour/Appearance: Pale straw with green highlights
Aroma/Bouquet: Lemon grass, lime peel and passionfruit, with background notes of white currant and red pepper
Palate: Medium-bodied with white peach, tropical fruits and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish
Cellaring: Very enjoyable when young and fresh, and with the potential to age gracefully
Suggested foods: Fresh, leafy green salads, seafood of all types, and dishes with lifted aromatic herbs