Monday, June 1, 2015

June Wine Pick: Astrolabe Province 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.


Astrolabe Province 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

This month I've decided to go with one of my all-time favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's. Astrolabe is an outstanding example of a quality Sauvie from Marlborough and my very first suggestion for those looking to upgrade over Kim Crawford or Oyster Bay.

The name Astrolabe comes from a device used in ancient astronomy to predict the position of the stars and planets. It was an important tool in navigation because you could use that information to figure out where you were and which way you needed to go.

Elderflower and red pepper are the most dominating aromas and flavors in this wine. They're followed by chives, lemon thyme and lime. The body is big and smooth, and the acidity stays tamed to keep a perfect balance. The finish of elderflower and lime sticks around impressively long.

I could go on all day about how much I love this Sauvignon Blanc so it's probably best if you save yourself the time and try it for yourself! Pair with seafood of any kind, or even a bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $20
Rating: 5/5 = Highly Recommended.
(what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge by Classic Wine Imports for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.
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