Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc Marlborough 2014 – $$
I went in to an in-store tasting to try (and buy) a Vouvray. But I bought this instead from a producer well-known for making some of Marlborough’s (and NZ’s) reference Sauvignon Blanc wines.
Greenish bright sun straw colour. 13.0% alc.
Lovely clear bouquet of apple + lemon, honey, passionfruit and, funnily enough, sweaty socks.
Soft ripe white fruit flavours, lemons and limes. A dry style of wine, very graceful and appealing. Fresh acidity, quite short. You’d buy this for it’s thirst quenching quality, rather than looking for bags of flavour. That said, a good food wine, and works as an aperitif. I’d buy this again too.