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Leefield Station

Leefield Station is a fully operational vineyard farm located in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough. It is one of the oldest Stations in Marlborough, dating back to the 1840's when it was settled by Constantine Dillon. In 2013 Brent Marris of Marisco Vineyards purchased the 2,200 ha property with sights set for not only it's pastoral farming potential but also to convert a large portion of the land to vineyard. Something Brent does superbly well!

2017 marked quite an occasion, the year that the first Leefield Station vintage from the Leefield Station vines hit the market.

"I have a vision of beautiful vineyards on the flat and rolling country at Leefield running harmoniously alongside our farming operation and retaining that station-like feel with the historic buildings and trees." Brent Marris

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Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc

A deliciously ripe, perfumed nose of lime zest, passionfruit and musky pink grapefruit that serves as an entrée to a palate saturated with flavours of exotic citrus, woody herbs and warm river stone; all delivered within a taut, uber fresh acid framework that serves to drive the wine to a sustained, juicy finish. 

A delicious match with most seafood, salads and sheep & goats cheeses; try the Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc alongside grilled Mahi Mahi with a lemon, herb crust.

Crafted to be enjoyed at the peak of its vibrancy and freshness, we recommend drinking this wine within 2 – 3 years of vintage date.

Awards: Air New Zealand Elite Gold Medal; Marlborough Wine Show Gold Medal; Royal Easter Show Gold Medal and Cuisine 5 Star Gold BEST BUY Award 2016

 


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Leefield Station Pinot Gris

Fragrant aromas of yellow apples and grapefruit comingle with green tropical fruits and a lifted spiciness reminiscent of powered ginger; all delivered on a weighty yet tautly structure palate processing a brightness and freshness that reflects the genuine cool climate growing conditions of the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.

A highly versatile food wine well suited to most Asian cuisines; try the Pinot Gris with crab and pork shumai (steamed dumplings).

Crafted to enjoy whilst young and fresh; we recommend drinking this wine within 2 – 3 years of vintage date.

Awards: Gold Medal – Global Pinot Gris Masters 2018; 92 POINTS – International Wine Challenge 2017; 90 POINTS – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017


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Leefield Station Pinot Rose

Succulent ripe berry fruits with a hint of cream. A rich strawberry essence translates through to the palate, supported by a zesty and refreshing acid backbone that marries well with elegant Pinot Noir tannins. This wine has a pleasingly dry finish that reflects the climate and growing conditions of the Waihopai Valley.

Best enjoyed outdoors on a sunny afternoon matched with a delicious antipasto platter – full of olives, stuffed bell peppers, salami, feta cheese and deliciously crunchy fresh bread!

Best enjoyed while young and fresh, we recommend drinking this wine within 2-3 years of the vintage date.


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Leefield Station Chardonnay

An authentic expression of all the key elements of climate, site and winemaker influence seamlessly balanced in a single glass;  bold French oak with a rich creamy, nuttiness all wrapped around a vibrant core of ripe, yes distinctly cool-climate Chardonnay fruit.

A simple chicken salad with a fresh mix of rocket and cress with brie, walnuts and grilled peach pieces.

To be enjoyed within 3 – 5 years of vintage date.
 


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Leefield Station Pinot Noir

The inaugural release of Leefield Station Pinot Noir delivers a seam of vivid red berry fruits that speak strongly to the cool-climate growing conditions of the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough. This core of pure red fruits sits amidst savoury elements of grape stem, smoke and a hint of classic Pinot Noir funk.

We recommend you try Leefield Station Pinot Noir with a simple roasted loin of pork, with a fennel seed and garlic rub.

To be enjoyed within 3 – 5 years of vintage date.