2016 Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
The best slap in the face ever! Gooseberry, vibrant acidity, citrus, and minerals will pucker then please your palate.
$18.89 as part of a mixed case.
22+ bottles available.
"Pale straw with green highlights. On the nose, lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant andred pepper. Medium-bodied with currant, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish."
"A typical season in Marlborough, with a dry and mild harvest and growing degree days just above the long-term average. Spring rains, and less of the blustery summer winds, ensured plenty of groundwater and healthy vine canopies. The fruit was machine harvested in cool evening conditions, de-stemmed and lightly pressed with minimal skincontact. Clear, cold-settled juice was fermented in stainless steel vats at low temperatures and using neutralwine yeast strains to allow the powerful fruit flavours to dominate. 13.5% alc."
"92 pts ... Complex, with succulent peach, pear and melon flavors that mingle effortlessly with honeysuckle, spice and matcha green tea notes. Powerful and juicy."
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