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 shallow rock and gravel-exposed soils. These soils, low in nutrient and water-holding capacity, coupled with the terroir’s warmer climate and high rainfall, add up to produce a wine with its own unique sense of ‘place’.
The winemaker has harvested the fruit at peak intensity, looking for both fresh and ripe fruit properties. With minimal winemaking intervention this wine is able to express its own unique qualities.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is light straw in colour with subtle green highlights.
This wine displays pungent sweaty notes, lifted tropical fruit aromatics, with passionfruit and ruby grapefruit most dominant.
The palate features ripe melon and stone fruit flavours, and complex minerality balanced by a tight, fresh acidity. This is a vibrant and lively wine.
This wine is best enjoyed whilst it is young and exuberant.
Serve slightly chilled on its own or with delicate white meat or seafood dishes.