You asked for it and we are happy to provide. Cracka Wines continues to be amazed at the non-stop Savalanche that has our bottle shops snowed under with shelves of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. However, even we have to concede that sometimes we find Savvies that surprise and the Astrolabe label delivers in spades. It’s got a bold and distinctive nose that attacks the senses with lime and lemongrass before giving the palate an intense grapefruit punch before a dry mineral finish.
"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." – Simon Waghorn, Winemaker
Colour/Appearance: Pale straw with green highlights.
Aroma/Bouquet: Lemongrass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper.
Palate: Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
Cellaring: Best enjoyed when young and fresh, but has the potential to age gracefully.
Suggested Foods: Summer salads, poultry and all seafood, especially green-lipped mussels.
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2016 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc