Astrolabe ‘Wrekin Vineyard’ Chenin Blanc 2014 (Marlborough, New Zealand) "...green apple, roasted nuts, mineral..."
“Fine, tight Chenin Blanc with green apple, mineral and a suggestion of roasted nut flavours. Bone-dry wine with a backbone of fine acidity that promises to let the wine age well. It’s good to see more Chenin Blanc labels on the market, particularly wines of this calibre.” – 93 Points, Bob Campbell
“A surprising treat for me, the 2014 Astrolabe Vineyards Chenin Blanc from the Wrekin Vineyard is endearingly dry and beautifully balanced. The wine's tart melon, bright minerality, and crisp finish pair it perfectly with pan-fried Petrale sole. I would have never guessed that a Chenin Blanc from Marlborough would have been so delicious.” – 90 Points, Wine.com
“From a hillside block in the southern valleys. This Chenin Blanc is whole cluster pressed and fermented with wild yeast in neutral oak barrels. The wine sits on fine lees and is stired frequently to build texture and complexity. It shows lovely toasted grains, baked pear, quince, some stone fruit notes and granary bread.” – Ryan Woodhouse