Wine Maker Notes
The unique terroir, where the Stoneleigh vineyards lie, defines the wines independent qualities. Located on the northern side of the Wairau Valley, in close proximity to Marlboroughs main river, the Wairau, the vignerons have located the vineyards on deep, infertile gravel beds covered in smooth ‘sunstones. These sunstones reflect the suns 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. Marlborough is New Zealands most acclaimed winemaking region. With its unique combination of infertile and free-draining stony soils, high annual sunshine hours and a crisp coastal climate, Marlborough has a world-renowned terroir and microclimate that produces a stunning range of wines from Stoneleigh. Stoneleigh Pinot Noir is unique in style, showing both individual vineyard and regional terroir. The winemaker has reflected this in the winemaking process, capturing the bright, rich, red berry fruit characters and a delicate palate structure showing both elegance and finesse.