Stanley Estates 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino and ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay

02-Jul-2018

Stanley Estates is the classical Awatere Valley, Marlborough wine producer operated by Steve Pellett and Bridget Ennals, who established their business with a purchase of 11 ha of land for planting in 2003. They have steadily grown their holdings to three vineyards which are dedicated to the regionally successful varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Innovatively, they also have the Spanish Albarino white and Italian Lagrein red varieties, from which they have made very good and interesting wines. Steve tends to the vineyards with consultancy from Jeremy Hyland, the Steve and Bridget have the highly regarded Eveline Fraser as their winemaker. Here, I review the new 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino and ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay, from a very challenging growing season. These are creditable wines considering this. www.stanleyestates.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Stanley Estates ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Stanley Estates ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Albarino 2017
  • Stanley Estates ‘Reserve’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

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