Style: Red wine – Medium bodied, smooth and savoury
Tasting Note: Lovely ripe aromas of black cherries and brambles, the palate is full bodied with a fine structure and good acidity, the dark fruit flavours are mouth-filling, concentrated and generous with a hint of oak. Good long finish. Delicious!
Grape: Pinot Noir
Food Pairing: Great with duck, venison, game, roasted beetroot, rare and tender lamb, and earthy wild mushrooms.
Producer: Astrolabe one of New Zealand’s most respected producers. Winemaker: Simon Waghorn
Bob Campbell MW, the leading critic of New Zealand wines, has named Astrolabe as among the Top Wineries in New Zealand for 2020. In this year’s list, Astrolabe was placed at 31 out of nearly 200, right beside the iconic Cloudy Bay, and placing well above better-known names like Dog Point, Greywacke
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. 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.
Country: New Zealand
Bottle Size: 75cl
Oak: Aged in French oak barriques for 10 months
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Residual sugar: 1g/l
Press/Review: 93 POINTS
“A blend of wine from the lower Waihopai and upper Brancott Valleys, Kekerengu Coast and lower Wairau. Elegant wine in a typical Marlborough style with red fruits and subtle spicy flavours. An approachable wine – soft and fruity with bright, fresh flavours.” DEC 19
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine © The Real Review
Serving Temperature: Cool room temperature 15°