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Astrolabe Wrekin Chenin Blanc 2016

Racy and crisp with a mineral-edged purity.
Chenin Blanc
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Tree Fruit, Floral, and Citrus Fruit, Sweet Spice

BODY: Medium
DRYNESS:
Very Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium
TANNIN:
Light
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand

Grape Varietals:

Chenin Blanc

Winemaking:
Organic, Vegan Friendly, and Minimal Intervention
Direct Press and Wild yeast

Maturation: 0-6 Months Stainless Steel Tanks and Oak Barrels

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Apple or pear summer salads, shrimp and fish tacos, goat’s cheese soufflé, pork terrine, spring vegetables.

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Grilled fish, oysters, sushi.

Description

Astrolabe Wrekin Chenin Blanc 2016

Taste Profile: Astrolabe Wrekin Chenin Blanc has a racy and crisp structure. Pale gold colour. Green apple and honeysuckle bouquet with a drop of lemon honey and vanilla. Medium-bodied and focused on the palate with a distinctively crisp acidity and persuasive mineral length. Crisp apple and pear, lemon citrus and a hint of sweet peach flavours with a good dose of honey and vanilla. White Burgundy lovers will be wowed by the exquisite fruit complexity and mineral-edged purity.

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Chenin Blanc grown at Wrekin vineyard in Upper Brancott Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. The soils are some of the oldest in the province, with a glacial outwash base and ranging from deep loams to tight clays on a steeply sloping hillside.

Winemaking Process: After hand-picking, the fruit goes through whole cluster pressing. hand pick the grapes to give a delicacy to the phenolics. The cuveé juice goes through partial barrel fermentation with wild yeast for complexity, with the remainder in stainless steel to preserve the fruit flavours. All fruit is free-run to retain purity.

Ageing potential: Made to age gracefully. Weight and honey flavours will results form cellaring.