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1 - 5 of 5 Wines By Secret Stone
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Secret Stone Chardonnay
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Secret Stone has followed up its runaway success at Sauvignon Blanc with a sensational sequel of Marlborough Chardonnay. Quality of fruit is the key, Marlborough grows remarkably good white wine grapes, the Secret Stone team retain access to the best vineyards. A brisk vinification into a seamless post modern styling matches the excellence of fruit with maximum drinkability factor. The aperitif of choice and perfect with good food, pair it off with white pasta recipes, scallops or chicken over tossed papardelle, crème fraîche and dill.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
It's not really such a big secret, all the success hinges on selection of grapes, chosen on the basis of varietal fruit characters and vibrant Marlborough regional expression. Parcels from several vineyards are included, each trained to vertical shoot positioning and planted to naturally inhibiting soil structures, achieving harvests of intense, low yield crops. Various winemaking techniques are employed, each contribution is treated and attenuated individually to create a more complex and dynamic wine. These included the use of both selected and natural yeast strains, a mixture of tank and French oak maturation along with a component of partial malolactic ferments.
 
Light lemon yellow straw green hues. The nose finds buttery, sweaty oak underlined by tropical and citrus fruits. The rich and satisfying elements of melon and mineral are impeccably integrated with smart oak, gooseberries, grapefruit, banana and apple flavours. The finish is lingering and clean, elegant and immensely satisfying.
Secret Stone Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Named for the rare and precious greenstone hidden beneath the riverbeds throughout New Zealand's South Island, Secret Stone is sculpted into a veritable gem of a wine, inspired by the ancient local secrets and traditions which are passed down from one generation to the next. Nestled within these greenstone heartlands, lies the Marlborough region, idyllically suited to white varietial grapes. Pinot Gris excels, producing richly textured wines with ripe flavours expressing the region's characteristic articulation of tropical fruits, bound by refreshing acidity.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Secret Stone is Marlborough through and through. Pinot Gris is collated from highly specialised vineyards in the very heart of Marlborough, each contributing personality to the final wine. Parcels are harvested to a timetable determined by full physiological ripeness, judicious acids and optimal levels of natural fruit sugar. Grapes are delivered promptly to the winery where they are crushed and inoculated to select yeasts. The must is treated to a cool, temperature monitered vinification in controlled fermenters to retain all the bright, vibrant fruit characters. Secret Stone is treated to a spell on sedimentery yeast lees to improve texture and develop fine complexity.
 
Pale straw yellow colour. The nose is full of attractive fruit aromas, peach and currant, citrus, pinenut and pear. A rich palate of orange, chalk and aromatic oils, a hint of bay leaf, almond, apple and banana crisp. Always a refreshing drink whilst young, Pinot Gris is well known for developing richer honeyed fruit as it develops in bottle.
Secret Stone Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
$1849each
$221DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Secret Stone Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Secret Stone know from things Marlborough. Nothing but the choicest fruit will do, to be crafted by an award winning team into an intensely fragrant, generously proportioned wine with effusive fruit flavours and clean, lingering finish. No expense is spared in accessing the finest vineyards, retaining the best winemaking team, isolating the finest quality Sauvignon Blanc and applying the most adroit vinification techniques.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Fruit is harvested to a timetable determined by ripeness, ensuring that grapes arrive at the winery in a cool and fresh condition, preserving the classic Marlborough characters which are the signature of Secret Stone. The primary objective is to protect fresh vibrant characters. Grapes are de-stemmed, pressed and chilled to 10C or 12C before a gentle pressing. Juices are cold settled for two to three days and racked. Following fermentation, the wine is chilled to zero degrees prior to racking and determining the final cuvee. Crafted with minimum intervention to capture and retain the exquisite personality of Marlborough vineyards, the natural expressions of fruit and racy acidity deliver balance, backbone and length.
 
Light straw colour, hints of green. Attractive array of floral characters with fresh and fragrant tropical fruit notes, banana, passionfruit and gooseberry. Fresh, crisp and lively palate with mineral overtones and great length. Intense with grapefruit and limes, lanolin and talc, snow pea and green veg. Tight and lean, lacking any unnecessary distracting complexity, finishing crisp and clean.
Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Awatere
Available by the dozen
Squealing Pig Vineyard is located in Marlborough's Awatere Valley. Known for its mineral and textural styles of wine, Awatere produces quite a distinct, savoury Sauvignon Blanc compared to the tropical, pungent and fruit forward efforts of greater Marlborough. A very attractive aperitif wine to enjoy on its own, Squealing Pig's subtle complexities make it a serious partner with good food.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Squealing Pig are born and bred Awatere Valley, they understand the soils and aspects well and are on best terms with the finest growers. A collation of parcels from good vineyards which can yield harvests of Sauvignon Blanc displaying generous fruit flavours, splendid varietal definition and refreshing acidity are assembled into a single wine of exciting complexity and refined structure. Fruit is crushed and cold settled into temperature controlled fermenters, inoculated to wild and cultured yeasts before a cool vinification aimed at retaining all the brisk, vital expressions of the vineyard. Upon completion, the finished wine is promptly bottled with minimal handling to capture the essence of Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
 
Pale colour with a subtle lime green hue. Lifted and aromatic nose of tropical notes and kiwifruit, fresh Italian herbs and complex minerality. The palate is lively and long showing racy acidity, generous fruit flavours and mineral characters combine, creating a layered and complex Sauvignon Blanc. A delight to drink in its youth by itself or with meat salads and the freshest seafood.
With a plan to hero the premium wines and regions of New Zealand there was no question that our initial focus would be sauvignon blanc from New Zealand's premier region, Marlborough...

"Made from the 2004 vintage, this wine has been passionately created to reflect the distinctive Sauvignon Blanc style for which the region has become well regarded throughout the world."

Secret Stone

A wine almost as rare as the precious greenstone that inspired its name. Found in the South Island, greenstone is crafted into beautiful carvings that are passed on from one generation to the next. Like the land itself, they are much treasured and from this much treasured land comes the finest parcels of fruit which have been selected for Secret Stone.

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The result is the Secret Stone Sauvignon Blanc, a wine fresh, vibrant and elegant. Distinctively Marlborough.

Once received at the winery the fruit is de-stemmed, pressed and chilled to 10-12C before gentle pressing. The resulting juices are cold settled for 48-72 hours and racked in preparation for fermentation. Following fermentation in stainless steel the wine is chilled to 0C prior to racking and selection for the final blend. The primary objective being to protect the fresh vibrant characters of the expressive fruit.

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