Astrolabe Chardonnay Marlborough
My main drive is to make a beautiful food wine that will age with grace, has length and subtle power and will satisfy those who mainly come to the category of chardonnay with a background in drinking white Burgundies. Chardonnay is a winemaker’s favourite — the best white wine for barrel aging and exploring non-fruit complexity. It allows a lot of room for expression of my personal style.
Simon Waghorn — Winemaker
Mid straw gold.
Some ripe melon and dried stone fruits with vanilla and butter notes and a subtle mealiness.
A wine of very elegant texture with stone fruit, vanilla creaminess, toasty oak, pleasing weight and a long, dry and mineral finish.