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Never see this again - library stock exclusive
Vineyard sold and new owners clearing small amounts of this 5-star rated library stock. At this price it won't last long!
A Pinot Gris with a twist. Dry style with lovely pallet weight. A portion of the juice was fermented in barrels using native yeasts. This has given the wine a depth and complexity often lacking in other bottlings. Nashi pear and apricot are most obvious on the nose and the palate shows a bit of age, with ripe lemon, jasmine, and a hint of limestone swirly subtly through the glass. Try this one now, its drinking perfectly!
93/100 (5 Stars) Sam Kim
"A beautifully styled Pinot Gris, a portion of the juice (20%) was fermented in barrels with indigenous yeasts. The fragrant bouquet shows apricot, mandarin, baked pear and floral characters with subtle floral complexity. The palate is concentrated and generously weighted, and offers terrific rounded mouthfeel and rich texture, together with a hint of savoury complexity, wonderfully structured by bright acidity" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2016
4 Stars - Raymond Chan
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is fresh and harmoniously presented with finely concentrated aromas of exotic florals, white and yellow stonefruits and nuances of tropical fruits, unfolding subtle notes of rose-petals and lifted fermentation esters. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is youthful and refreshing with fragrant and gently succulent flavours of white stonefruits, exotic florals and tropical fruits, along with hints of honeysuckle and rose-petals. This is elegantly concentrated and the mouthfeel is lively with lacy acidity. The wine follows a fine-textured, subtle phenolic line leading to a lingering aromatic, exotic finish. This is a gently rich dryish Pinot Gris with exotic, aromatic fruit and a refreshing palate" Raymond Chan, Dec 2016
The Vintage 2016 Stanrock Pinot Gris is drinking really well, it has 20% handpicked fruit from clone M2 Griggio, wild yeast fermented in seasoned oak barrels for about 7 months, then blended with another clone: Entav 457 (both are latest generation low yielding clones of Pinot Gris from Europe). So it is dry style with lovely pallet weight and mineralogy, typical of the wines from our Dashwood stoney loam soils in the Lower Awatere.
Food Pairing: Pair with your favourite asian dishes or a meal of fish in white wine sauce
17/20, Wine Central Tasting Panel
Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
Stanley Estates is SWNZ Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand) certified.
One of the more vibrant Lindauer's that brings a zesty twist to bubbly. Seeing as it's from Sauvignon Blanc grapes there are bright notes of passionfruit and fresh gooseberry flavours. It is crisp and refreshing, offering ripe fruit flavours with a lingering finish. 12% abv. Read More
Gentle floral notes of crushed rose petal, a lift of freshly cut pear, and a hint of ginger on the nose. It's a generous bubbly with Pinot Gris characters of pear mt with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes in an off-dry style with an excellent balance between acid and natural sweetness. Read More
Limited bin end clearance stock left over from lockdown. It's marked down to clear right away so get in quick! This Chardonnay presents tropical aromas and charry oak notes. This wine is a perfect match for dishes such as grilled crayfish with garlic lime butter sauce, pumpkin risotto and a variety of cheese such as Brie, Gruyere and Provolone. 13% abv. Read More
Winery vintage clearance on a mouth-wateringly delicious Gizzy Rosé! Waiheke is a small island off the east coast of Auckland and is home to many wineries. Because space is limited many bring grapes up from the regions to be crafted into their own boutique wines on the island. Batch Winery sourced their Merlot and Malbec from Gisborne and through their own production have crafted this fresh and fruity 2018 rose. Like their sparkling expression, this has notes of red apple, ripe strawberry, and vanilla - the perfect summer drop. Drink now! Perfect with a cheeseboard or pavlova. Gisborne, New Zealand 11.5% abv.... Read More