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Secret Stone shares its latest secret

The 2008 Pinot Gris is the new rising star

Secret Stone, one of New Zealand’s leading wine brands, continues to expand its portfolio with the launch of its latest addition, the 2008 Secret Stone Pinot Gris.

Sourced from the heart of New Zealand’s premier wine region, the Marlborough, along with two other renowned locations, Northbank and Ponder, the 2008 Secret Stone Pinot Gris has been released following the success of the full and fruity 2007 variety.

According to Secret Stone Senior Winemaker, Peter Munro, “Pinot Gris continues to gain momentum among Australians as a popular white wine alternative. We are extremely proud of the 2008 Secret Stone Pinot Gris – good weather leading up to the 2008 vintage resulted in a well structured wine with balance and longevity. It’s a pleasure to drink and definitely sets the benchmark for other New Zealand wines.”

A light straw colour with a green hue, the 2008 vintage was carefully developed by Secret Stone winemakers to give the palate fullness of flavour, body and length. The nose has lemon, lime and hints of rose petal perfume and honey blossoms, which combines to create a rich and generous taste.

Secret Stone takes its name from the rare and precious greenstone found hidden beneath the riverbeds throughout New Zealand’s South Island. The greenstone is crafted into beautiful carvings that are passed down from one generation to the next. In addition to the Pinot Gris, Secret Stone also boasts a popular range of varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.

The 2008 Secret Stone Pinot Gris will be available at selected retailers nationally from December 2008 for RRP $20.99.

For more information, images or tasting notes please contact:

Pulse Communications, Nicole Joseph, , 02 8281 3858 or 0402 278 934.

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