Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021 Colour: White Style: Dry
Situated in the heart of the Rapaura area on the northern side of the Wairau valley in Marlborough, within 2km of the Wairau River and the Richmond Ranges, Stoneleigh lies within an area known locally as the ‘Golden Mile’ of vineyards.
Stoneleigh takes its name from the stones that cover the vineyard – land which is now home to some of the oldest grafted Sauvignon Blanc blocks in Marlborough. The stones store and reflect the sun’s heat up into the vines, enhancing the ripening process and contributing to the unique taste of Stoneleigh wines.
The Sauvignon Blanc is the house flagship as with most Marlborough producers. It displays lifted tropical fruit aromas, with passionfruit, citrus blossom and grapefruit on the nose. The palate features ripe tropical fruit, melon and stone fruit flavours with a complex minerality, balanced by a tight and fresh acidity.