Astrolabe Southern Valleys Chenin Blanc Sec (2021)

Certified organic, the 2021 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested in the upper Brancott Valley and tank-fermented. Invitingly scented, it is mouthfilling, vibrant and very finely poised, with searching pineapple and melon flavours, showing excellent delicacy and freshness, and a long, off-dry (6.4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Likely to be at its best from 2023 onwards, it's a top example of New Zealand Chenin Blanc.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $24 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed June 2022

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