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Astrolabe Kekerengu Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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750ML / 13% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Pale gold in color with green highlights, this wine offers aromas of lime rind and pink grapefruit, ripe gooseberries, lemongrass, and lemon balm. On the palate, it is full-bodied, round and concentrated with some green tropical fruit and peach, followed by a crisp, dry finish.

Pair with raw oysters, shellfish, lobster, crab, rocket salads, sashimi, and ceviche.

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc stands out as one of New Zealand's top wines. TASTING NOTES: This wine is intense from start to finish. Its aromas and flavors of ripe melon, lively citrus, and mineral notes are well-focused. Pair it with steamed mussels in a citrus and wine reduction sauce. (Tasted: September 18, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
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An Astrolabe is a navigational device whose name translates as “star taker” and it was used by navigators to determine latitude by the stars. The Astrolabe logo is based on a motif of the instrument.

Critically acclaimed wines of purity, focus and elegance from Marlborough, New Zealand. The cool and dry climate, unique terrain and topography make Marlborough a world-leading producer of aromatic white wines and Pinot Noir.

Founder and Winemaker Simon Waghorn produces wines sourced from unique Marlborough sites, carefully chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines.


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An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.

The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.

Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot noirs (especially where soils are clay-rich), elegant Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

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