Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2020
New Zealand / Marlborough
Andy's Tasting Notes
A rare single vineyard version of one of the very best Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wines. This version has, over the years, been refined and tuned to be an elegant, aromatic and expressive example with trademark Awatere Valley minerality producing a wine of impeccable balance and freshness.
Stanley Estates is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand becoming an accredited grower in 2005.
“…if you are after benchmark quality wines and only stick to the very finest estates […] Stanley is a first class example.” Matthew Jukes
Price per bottle £14.95 £13.95
With degrees in horticulture from the University of Bath, Steve Pellett and Bridget Ennals set off, in true intrepid explorer mode, to travel through Africa then back to the UK to work as fruit technologists. However the beauty of Marlborough’s spectacular Awatere Valley captured their hearts, and lead to the creation of Stanley Estate in 2003. Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, under the cool gaze of Mount Tapuae-O-Uenuku (the footprint of the rainbow), the estate takes its name from the ‘Stanley Rover’ in which Steve and Bridget travelled through Africa.
Over ten years Stanley Estates has made a big name for themselves, winning numerous major awards both domestically and internationally. Their dedication to, and connection with the land in which they work is obvious, indeed they signed up early to the NZ Sustainable Winegrowing programme, as they saw this as being the basis and philosophy of their vineyard practices.
In 2020, Stanley Estates was purchased by the family-owned Lake Road Wines in Gisborne. Steve Pellett has become a ‘grower’ for Stanley, continuing to supply grapes to new owners, brothers Steven and Andrew Blampied. Winemaker Eveline Fraser remains at the helm, ensuring consistency in the wines that are frequently acknowledged within the industry and embraced by the wine-loving public worldwide.
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