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Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2020

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Mouthwatering and intense, offering a juicy mix of Key …

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Wine Type and Color

White Still

Magazine Issue

May 31, 2022

Top 100

Wine #82 of 2022

Summary

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is historically connected to two French winemaking regions: the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. It most likely originated in the former, which today still makes single-variety expressions to global acclaim. In Bordeaux, where the grape's roots also run centuries deep, winemakers blend Sauvignon Blanc with Sémillon and small percentages of Muscadelle for dry whites and, in the Sauternes and Barsac appellations, world-renowned botrytized dessert wines.

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Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2020

Mouthwatering and intense, offering a juicy mix of Key …

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Summary

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is historically connected to two French winemaking regions: the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. It most likely originated in the former, which today still makes single-variety expressions to global acclaim. In Bordeaux, where the grape's roots also run centuries deep, winemakers blend Sauvignon Blanc with Sémillon and small percentages of Muscadelle for dry whites and, in the Sauternes and Barsac appellations, world-renowned botrytized dessert wines.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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