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
This vibrant and lively Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is light straw in colour with subtle green highlights.
It displays lifted tropical fruit aromas, with the dominance of passionfruit, citrus blossom and grapefruit.
This follows through to a palate that features ripe tropical fruit, melon and stonefruit flavours with a complex minerality that is balanced by a tight and fresh acidity.
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.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Marlborough Wine Show 2014