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.
Pure, focused wine with a delicacy of structure, finishing crisp and dry. Stonefruit and pear flavours dominate, followed by some light citrus. Will age gracefully over the next six years. Great as an aperitif, with shellfish and seafood, pâtés, poultry, pork and light game as well as creamy mushroom or egg dishes.more
Bottle 75cl £16.84
Bottle 37.5cl £17.06
Lemon gold. Fresh-cut passionfruit, guava, lime curd, currant leaf and citrus zest. Powerful passionfruit, guava and limoncello flavours, and a rich texture with a very long finish. This wine will continue to develop rewarding flavour and bottle complexity with ageing. Seafood of all types (especially oysters), leafy summer salads, or as an aperitif.more
Bottle 75cl £27.20