Leading Marlborough wine brand, Stoneleigh™ has launched a new wine range, Stoneleigh Bright that offers the crisp vibrant flavours of the region, with 25 percent less alcohol. Wines in the Stoneleigh Bright range are crafted using natural winemaking techniques that retain the flavour and quality of Marlborough, New Zealand, while offering an ABV of just 9.5%. 

Two wines are included in the range, Stoneleigh Bright Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018 and Stoneleigh Bright Marlborough Rosé 2018.  Each wine captures the fresh, bright flavours of the variety, making them the perfect addition to summer catch-ups with friends.

“The stone-studded Stoneleigh vineyards, combined with the warm, sunny Marlborough climate make our vineyards a little wonder of nature nestled in a secluded, unspoiled corner of South Island New Zealand, where grapes develop bright, crisp flavours early in the season when their sugar content is relatively low,” says Jamie Marfell, Stoneleigh Chief Winemaker.

“These grapes can be crafted into a naturally lower alcohol wine that is bursting with the lifted aromatics and vibrant flavours that Stoneleigh wines are renowned for”

Stoneleigh Bright Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018 is a pale gold colour and opens with aromas of pear and apple. There are tropical hints of pineapple and papaya. The fruit notes carry through to the palate, which is lively and fresh, then delivering a crisp finish. Serve this wine with equally fresh and light dishes such as Vietnamese summer rolls, or crisp chicken salad.

A blush pink wine, Stoneleigh Bright Marlborough Rosé 2018 boasts bright aromas of red apples and yellow fleshed pear. The vibrant palate is bursting with raspberry and strawberry flavours, and it finishes fresh and light. This wine will work great with salmon, or tasty appetisers such as crab cake or sushi.

Stoneleigh Bright is available in BWS stores across Australia, at a recommended retail price of $17.99*. Pricing may vary at retailer discretion.

Source: Stoneleigh