Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $27  

If you’re after  bog-standard, simple sauvignon blanc then move along because this wine is something else!  Crafted by Simon Waghorn, one of New Zealand’s most experienced sauvignon stylists, the cooler growing temperatures of 2010 are definitely evident in the herbal, nettle, asparagus and brassica-like aromas.  In the mouth you’ll find classic lime and herbaceous flavours stitched together with salty minerality on the finish.  It’s  a great match with steamed mussels in a garlic and herb broth – also with classic paua fritters drizzled with lemon – yum!