Astrolabe Wrekin Marlborough Chenin Blanc 2018 $32

Simon Waghorn and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn set up Astrolabe in Marlborough back in 1996 after years of making wine in Australia and Gisborne. I love that they’ve taken a leap and planted chenin blanc because it produces an apple and honeysuckle-scented dry white wine that’s rarely seen in NZ. The 2018 is delicate, fresh and feisty, packed with yellow apple, pear and peach notes. It’s gorgeous with creamy, savoury foods, so I’m thinking smoked fish pie for sure.