A rich and creamy palate with great intensity presents flavors of ripe nectarine and notes of brioche. This wine exhibits flinty, savoury and smoky characters on the nose with underlying ripe stone fruit notes.
Grapes for Stoneleigh Latitude are sourced from an area known locally as the ‘Golden Mile’. Here, the concentration of sunstones is higher than in other areas of northern Wairau Valley. This results in grapes with more concentrated flavors. Often referred to as the Rapaura Series of soils, they are characterized as young soils, based on river silts and stones. They tend to be low in nutrients and have poor water-holding capacity