Stanrock Wines

Marlborough, New Zealand

Stanrock ALBARIŇO 2013

Technical analysis 

Harvest date : 30th April 2012
Bottled date : 7th Nov 2012
Brix at harvest  22.4%
Titratable acid: 7.6g/L
pH: 3.31
Residual sugar  3.7g/L
Alcohol : 13.5%

Variety :
100% Albariño, Single Estate, Awatere Valley, Marlborough.

Cellaring :
This wine is best enjoyed young. Can cellar for up to 4 years.

Serving Temperature :
Lightly chilled

The 2012 was the coolest season we have experienced in our 10 years in the Awatere Valley, resulting in our latest-ever harvest. It was compounded by porr weather during flowering in December leading to low fruiting levels. Fortunately, with a fine Indian Summer and a late burst of heat all the way into April, and virtually no rain, we ripened the fruit with some great flavour development on the vines. The grapes were hand harvested by Bridget and I, and our small team of willing neighbours.

Our STANROCK MARLBOROUGH ALBARIŇO 2012 is a dry wine, with zesty grapefruit, ripe nectarines and pecan nuts flavours and an almost salty minerality. It is an aromatic wine with a good palate weight.

Food Accompaniments :
Match with fine seafood, chicken and Paella dishes, Tapas and snacks.

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