Colour: Pale straw.Aromas: This wine is a ripe, full-bodied Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that displays intense passionfruit, capsicum and flinty aromas. Lifted mineral notes are indicative the vineyards stony terrior.Palate: The palate displays rich, passionfruit with a touch of citrus zest. It is full and rounded with a succulent mouthfeel and viscosity followed by a crisp finish.
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 shallow rock and gravel-exposed soils. These soils, low in nutrient and waterholding capacity, coupled with the terroirs 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.
Serve slightly chilled on its own or with delicate white meat and seafood dishes.
Recommended CellaringThis wine is best enjoyed young and exuberant, or may be cellared over the next two years.