True to Stoneleigh's distinctive style, this classic, lively Sauvignon Blanc
captures the essence of Marlborough, New Zealand's most acclaimed
winemaking region. Crafted from ripe, intensely flavored grapes, this full bodied
Sauvignon Blanc is enjoyable while young and exuberant.
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: This wine is a ripe, full-bodied Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that displays lifted passionfruit and grapefruit aromas, with overlaying mineral notes. The passion fruit and grapefruit characters are indicative of
ripe Sauvignon Blanc from the Rapaura soils, and minerality is a
fermentation complexity from the stony river bed terrior.
Palate: The palate displays tropical, passion fruit and citrus flavors.
These flavors have been emphasized by the winemaker by controlling
skin contact time and matching yeast to best emphasize the wine's terrior.
The wine has tightness and concentration of flavor that is balanced by
natural fresh acidity.
Serving suggestions: Serve slightly chilled on its own or with delicate white meat and seafood
Cellaring: This wine is best enjoyed young and exuberant, or could be cellared over
the next two years.