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Mainstream wine launches new organic range

Organic wine is gaining momentum with the launch of Stoneleigh Organic, which includes four wines all certified by BioGro New Zealand.

Winemaker Jamie Marfell describes the ethos as simple and says that with minimal intervention it is possible to create wines with lifted aromatics and fresh, fruit-forward flavours, which also tick the organic certification box.

The new Stoneleigh Organic range includes four wines so far. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, rosé and Pinot Noir are all widely available in mainstream retail stores for $19.99. They are also packed in lightweight bottles.

“We recognise that consumers are looking for more sustainable options in the products they buy and consume. We’re really proud to have created this new organic range that is 100% organic and vegan certified,” says Pernod Ricard global marketing director Eric Thomson.

  • The new Stoneleigh Organic range includes four wines: 2020 Stoneleigh Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 Stoneleigh Organic Pinot Gris, 2020 Stoneleigh Organic Rose and 2019 Stoneleigh Organic Pinot Noir.