Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Stoneleigh Latitude is a range heralding from an area known as the "Golden Mile". Produced in New Zealand's Marlborough region, the Stoneleigh vineyards featured scattered stones left by an ancient riverbed. The stones soak up the warmth of the sun's rays by day and radiate that heat to help ripen the grapes by night. This natural phenomenon, coupled with the free-draining stony soils, inspires a distinctively crisp, fresh and elegant wine.
Stoneleigh is a brand as unique as the vibrant wine they make. It’s a story of sun charged stones ripening their grapes with extraordinary richness and vibrancy of flavor that inspires wine lovers to choose them. Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sustainable and 100% Vegan. Their passion for nature inspires everything they do, from their winemaking philosophy of minimal intervention to their ancient Sunstones.
Sourced from the premium sub-region of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, Stoneleigh wine expresses unique terroir characteristics only found in the Wairau Valley. Distinctive sunstones and stone-studded soils of their vineyards create a wine style that is fresh, crisp and vibrant. Stoneleigh’s terroir enriches their wines in a way that only nature can. The flavor of Stoneleigh.
An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.