Pale gold in colour. The bouquet shows green apple and honeysuckle, with lemon honey and a little vanilla from the oak. The palate is focused, mineral length and flavours of crisp apple, lemon and peach. Vibrant acidity adds depth and freshness accentuating a core of minerality. Long on the finish.
Astrolabe The Wrekin Chenin Blanc
for the equivalent of £19.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Style: Vibrant and Mineral
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
4 in stock
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. The Astrolabe was the mighty ship sailed by French explorer Dumont D'Urville through the Marlborough Sounds in the early 19th century. The ship itself took its name from a navigational instrument used to discover the position of the stars. Seeking the stars seemed appropriate: Astrolabe's "A" motif is an abstraction of the instrument. Astrolabe has evolved from Simon's vision. His extraordinary skill as winemaker together with a clear focus on quality wines and relationships has formed the foundation of Astrolabe. Simon is a hands-on winemaker, relishing his role and nurturing Astrolabe as his own brand and baby.