- Region New Zealand
- Extras Sustainably Focussed
- Wine Style Rich Oaky Whites
- Wine Type White
- Grapes Chardonnay
- Body Full
- Closure Screw Top
A well-structured wine crafted using fruit picked at optimum ripeness and is wild fermented by the micro-flora that occur naturally in the Rapaura environment.
Made with fruit picked at optimum ripeness from Stoneleigh vineyards, this wine shows great complexity, with intense nectarine, white peach and citrus aromas in harmony with smokey toasty overtones, and a rich textural full-bodied palate.
Grapes for this wine were machine harvested at the peak of flavour intensity and bag pressed to remove the juice from the skins as quickly and gently as possible to avoid excessive phenolic extraction from the skins. Only the first cut, or free run juice was used for this wine. The free run juice was left to naturally start fermentation for a couple of brix before being pumped to barrel for ferment. The yeast that is naturally found in the vineyard was used to ferment this wine, showing true terroir characters. After primary fermentation, all components underwent a full malolactic fermentation to soften the wines acidity. Each parcel was lees stirred regularly to integrate oak characters and enhance the textural richness while preserving pure fruit flavours. 25% was fermented in New French oak barrels with another 40% being fermented in older French oak where it matured, the balance of the blend in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Barrel and tank portions were selected and blended together to highlight the ripe fruit character while also maintaining texture and weight on the palate.
13.5% abv. Marlborough, New Zealand.
Expressive wines that let nature's influence shine through. The Wild range is the ultimate expression of Stoneleigh's minimal-intervention winemaking philosophy. It is crafted using fruit picked at optimum ripeness and is wild fermented by naturally-occurring micro-flora.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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