Astrolabe Province Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Bright deep garnet in color; Dark and red cherry with a hint of smoky oak on the nose. Full-bodied with round, mouth filling flavors of plum, brambly fruit and dark cherry on the palate. The oak integrates nicely with the fruit, and combines well with the silky and linear tannin structure. Aged 11 months in oak barrels. Marlborough, New Zealand.
Named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe is a personal project for winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife, Jane. Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. All grapes are sourced from unique Marlborough sites, carefully chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines. Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions, whether bottled alone or blended as part of the Marlborough classic. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.