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Stoneleigh unveils new Stoneleigh Latitude wines

Stoneleigh unveils a new addition to its range of Marlborough wines, with the release of Stoneleigh Latitude, heralding from Marlborough's 'Golden Mile'. The new range of wines will feature the hallmark characteristics which have made Stoneleigh a much loved New Zealand wine and the Stoneleigh Latitude series consists of a 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Pinot Gris, 2010 Chardonnay and 2010 Pinot Noir.

All grapes that make up this new series, are 100% sourced from vineyards on the 'Golden Mile'.

This special part of Marlborough referred to locally as the 'Golden Mile' is known for outstanding grape growing conditions and refers to a unique strip of fertile land covered with smooth stones left by a riverbed. The stones soak up the warmth of the suns rays by day and radiate that heat to help ripen the grapes by night. This natural phenomenon, coupled with the free draining stony soils of the 'Golden Mile', inspires a range of distinctive crisp, fresh, elegant wines with lifted aromas, and the name, Stoneleigh Latitude.

Stoneleigh Winemaker, Jamie Marfell comments, "The winemaking and viticulture team at Stoneleigh have taken great care to ensure the terroir of the 'Golden Mile' is expressed and reflected at its very best through the Stoneleigh Latitude wines."

"With the Sauvignon Blanc, there are aromas of citrus blossom and fresh pineapple, which lead into a rich tropical palate with honeydew melon, pineapple, grapefruit zest and a flinty minerality that lingers. The Pinot Gris shows ginger and spice on the nose, but with pear and melon apparent on the palate."

"The Chardonnay expresses clove and spice, coupled with integrated toasty oak aromas, while the taste profile is rich with apricot, white-fleshed nectarine and underlying citrus notes. Finally, the Pinot Noir displays spicy liquorice mocha and toasty oak aromas. Dark fruit and blackberry flavours within a seductive structure leave a fine, silky finish."

Stoneleigh Latitude wines are available nationwide from major grocery, retail and on premise outlets from mid September 2011. Stoneleigh Latitude wines are available at an RRP of $26.99.

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