The unique terroir, where the Stoneleigh vineyards lie, defines the wine’s independent qualities. Located on the northern side of the Wairau Valley, in close proximity to Marlborough’s main river, the Wairau, the vignerons have located the vineyards on deep, infertile gravel beds covered in smooth ‘sunstones’. These sunstones reflect the sun’s heat during the day, assisting ripening, whilst cool nights maintain intense fruit flavours. These factors combine to produce a wine with its own unique sense of ‘place’.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine has a deep, ruby red hue
A fragrant bouquet of blackberry, and dark cherry overlaid withintegrated oak spice.
The palate shows ripe, dark berry fruit and cherry flavours with lingering fruit sweetness. Tannins are soft and supple, making the wine immediately approachable.
This wine is best enjoyed with succulent red meat dishes, such as spring lamb, duck, veal or game. Dishes featuring mushrooms or red berry fruits will
also complement this Pinot Noir beautifully.
This wine is designed for immediate enjoyment but will reward patient cellaring of up to five years.