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Astrolabe - Southern Valleys Sec Chenin Blanc 2020 Astrolabe - Southern Valleys Sec Chenin Blanc 2020

Astrolabe - Southern Valleys Sec Chenin Blanc 2020

Ideal for spring and summer enjoyment!

Single Bottle:

$27.00
In stock

Type:White

Varietal:Chenin Blanc

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13%

Region:Marlborough

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

Dry, yet not austere, this Chenin is brimming with notes of apples, green strawberries, blossom, underripe pineapple, pear, and elderflower. It's medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a hint of spritz, offering flavors of red apple, nectarine, and honeysuckle.

Technical Info

Brand:Astrolabe

Closure:Screwcap

Organic Certification:BioGro - 6096

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:7-10°C

Drink By:2027

Winemaking Style:Progressive, innovative

Harvest:Hand-harvested

Winemaking:The organically grown fruit was handpicked, whole-cluster pressed and tank fermented on light solids in stainless steel, using cultured yeast.

Viticulture:The Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Sec Chenin Blanc is grown on the sunny clay slopes of the Southern Valleys of Marlborough, at the organic Wrekin Vineyard. The Chenin block has interrow plantings of flowering buckwheat, which encourages biodiversity, attracting beneficial insects that work to keep the vines free from harmful pests. Carbon neutral.

Food Pairing:Oysters, Roasted parsnips, Northern Thai-style herbal salad, Grilled Scallops, Roasted Carrots with dill, Vietnamese Herb Salad (Goi), Lemongrass and Ginger Pork, Salmon ceviche, Spiced roasted cauliflower, Tom yum soup,

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

93

The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

Crisp, refreshing chenin blanc with classic green apple, tree fruits, citrus, lime and lemon blossom. Youthful sweet-and-sour tension adds appeal. As good as it is now, this wine promises to mellow and develop greater complexity with bottle age.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Acidity

Astrolabe

Astrolabe Wines, situated in New Zealand's Marlborough region, is a celebrated winery with a profound dedication to crafting premium wines. Inspired by the astrolabe, an ancient navigational instrument, winemaker Simon Waghorn founded the label in 1996. Their wines traverse New Zealand's diverse terroirs, guided by a passionate team renowned for precision and expertise. With over four decades of experience, Simon Waghorn has set a benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc, emphasizing site selection, expert harvesting, gentle fruit handling, and thoughtful blending. The winery's deep-rooted relationships with ten grower families, committed to sustainable and organic farming, showcase their intimate connection with the land's rhythms. They prioritize soil health, utilizing sustainable practices such as hand-weeding, undervine mowing, and carbon-neutral initiatives. As a foundation member of Appellation Marlborough, they uphold the region's wine quality and New Zealand's pure Marlborough label.

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