Named after a 19th-century explorer’s ship, Astrolabe is Simon and Jane Waghorn’s voyage into winemaking exploration in New Zealand’s Marlborough region and is now 100% family-owned. The family-owned estate is rightly celebrated for wines that express the variety of their soil and the nuances of their terroir: from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys to the Kekerengu Coast. Astrolabe wines reflect the Waghorn’s innovative treatment of specific parcels and winemaking process to capture undiscovered qualities of individual grape varieties, resulting in some of the most pure and elegant wines from the region.
"Focused aromas of guava, lime rind and papaya with light leesy nuances follow on to a powerful and concentrated flavour, with a tight mineral texture and flavours of melon, green peach and limoncello."Armit Wines. Food pairings: soft white cheese, chicken and tarragon pie, and smoked eel. A natural partner for seafood —particularly oysters.more
Bottle 75cl £30.00
Previously called Province Sauvignon Blanc."I blend to suit what I think is Astrolabe’s style, which reflects what I’ve learnt as a winemaker and drinker over the years. […] My Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc always presents with ripe green flavours like passionfruit, blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry. In the palate, it is full and round and finishes dry and lingering.”Simon Waghorn, owner and...more
Bottle 75cl £19.68