The wine is light straw in color with subtle green highlights. This wine displays lifted passionfruit and white-fleshed nectarine aromatics, with grapefruit and subtle sweaty notes. The palate shows balance, with ripe passionfruit flavors and complex minerality balanced by a tight, fresh acidity. This is a vibrant and lively wine.
|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 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.