Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, New Zealand

Price: $23.00 $19.99
Save $3.01 (13%)
Item No. 123632
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw color with green highlights. Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower aroma, with background notes of white currant and red pepper.

Palate Medium-bodied with currant, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish. Cellaring Best enjoyed when young and fresh, but has the potential to age gracefully until early 2014.

Critical Acclaim

"Intense and vividly focused, with plenty of pungent grass and fresh thyme notes up front, revealing a fleshy, juicy core of peach, citrus and melon. A crisp, bright acidity crescendos on the finish. Drink now.3,500 cases imported"
90 Points

Learn About Astrolabe

When winemaker Simon Waghorn created his own brand, he chose the name Astrolabe because of historic ties with Marlborough and connotations of exploration and discovery. An astrolabe is an ancient instrument of navigation that measures the altitude of the stars, and also the name of an early sailing ship exploring the Marlborough coast. All Simon"s skill and experience combine...

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Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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CWC967691_2012

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