Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Astrolabe's super premium label (which is saying something).   

"Focused aromas of jalapeño, nettle, lime zest, lemongrass and fresh herbs. A linear, pure wine with clean flavours of currants, gooseberry and citrus. Finishes savoury, crisp and dry." Winemaker

"Showing clear sub-regional characteristics, the 2021 vintage was grown at three sites in the Awatere Valley. Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied and herbaceous, with melon and green capsicum flavours, revealing excellent purity and delicacy, balanced acidity and a long, fully dry finish." 5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Fragrant and exacting bouquet, savoury, and fresh. Citrus and white stone fruits, salty air, fresh and dried herbs with a rocky mineral complexity. On the palate – delicious, tense and youthful, a core of fruit with flavours of lemon and grapefruit, white fleshed stone fruits, a savoury dried herb complexity and lengthy salivating salty finish. A delicious and vivacious wine with a core of fruit and varietal power. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025." Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2021

 Sticker Roll / Outstanding — Cameron Douglas, MS

"Crisp, dry sauvignon blanc with lime, green capsicum, gooseberry, nettle, green apple and oyster-shell flavours, with great purity and length. Taut and tangy, a classic Awatere style." 5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW