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2015 Stanley Estates Awatere Albarino

2015 Stanley Estates Awatere Albarino

18 Points Raymond Chan
2015 Stanley Estates Awatere Albarino
18 Points Raymond Chan

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A highly textural and mineral wine, this shows the promise of Albarino in NZ. Rounded stonefruit and pear flavours don't shout but harmonise beautifully with the oily mouthfeel and mineral nuances - in other words, like a European example but with Marborough giving it a smidge more brightness and expression perhaps. Elegant and food-freindly, another stylish white from Stanley Estate.

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Overview

Grape

Albarino

Its Origins

The vineyard is nestled under Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku (Maori" "Footprint of the Rainbow"). At the top of the Southern Alps, it strongly influences the climate, with its rain shadow bestowing low rainfall and low humidity upon the Awatere Valley. Along with sunny days and cool nights this creates perfect conditions for slow steady ripening and flavour development. Awatere grapes have a distinctive fruity yet steely and herbaceous flavour quite different to those produced elsewhere in Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

18+/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter on edge. This has a well-proportioned nose with deep and concentrated aromas of white stonefruits and exotic white and yellow florals, unfolding layers of tropical fruits, lemon-curd and nutty oak elements with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features deep and concentrated flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, florals, minerals, and spicy, nutty oak that form a strong and positive core with subtle richness. The mouthfeel possesses bright, cutting and zesty acidity and very fine textures that provide drive and linearity, and the wine carries to a lingering finish of exotic florals and spicy oak nuances. This is a concentrated Albarino with exotic fruit complexed by spicy oak, and a fresh, linear palate. Match with roasted and barbecued seafood and poultry, and with Chinese cuisine over the next 3+ years. Estate fruit, 60% stainless-steel fermented, and 40% indigenous yeast fermented and aged 6 months in seasoned barriques with 40% MLF, to 13.1% alc. and 2.2 g/L RS."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Albarino

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2018

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

1

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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