White Wine New Zealand
Astrolabe 'Valleys' Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Astrolabe 'Valleys' Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a wine that packs a punch of flavor! Bursting with vibrant citrus and tropical fruit, this white has a zesty acidity and zingy finish. It's the perfect companion for fish tacos or just sipping on its own. Plus, it's the perfect price point for any budget! Enjoy the crispness and freshness of this popular Sauvignon Blanc today!
A Little Trivia
The winery that produces Astrolabe 'Valleys' Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough has a unique feature that other wineries don't have - it has its own observatory, complete with a telescope, where guests can watch stars up close and learn more about the night sky. The observatory is open to visitors throughout the year, who can witness some of nature's most stunning views.
History of This Wine
Astrolabe 'Valleys' Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough was first released in 2003. It is a single-vineyard wine produced from the Awatere Valley, which is located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The Awatere Valley has a unique climate and soil composition that produces wines with intense aromatics and vibrant acidity. Astrolabe's winemaking team works closely with the vineyard to ensure that each vintage reflects the terroir of the valley.
Notable vintages include 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2005, Astrolabe won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge for its Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc. In 2007, it won a silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards. In 2009, it was awarded 4 stars by Cuisine Magazine and in 2011 it was awarded 5 stars by Bob Campbell MW. In 2013 it was awarded 4 stars by Winestate Magazine and in 2015 it was awarded 5 stars by Raymond Chan. In 2017 it was awarded 4 ½ stars by Cameron Douglas MS.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Astrolabe 'Valleys' Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a crisp, citrus-driven white wine that pairs well with light seafood dishes. Think grilled fish with lemon and herbs, steamed mussels, or ceviche. It also goes nicely with salads and light vegetable dishes like roasted asparagus or grilled zucchini. For cheese pairings, try a creamy goat cheese or a light brie.