97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot sourced from the renowned Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay.
Villa Maria are proud to present the first vintage of Ngakirikiri (meaning "the gravels"). From the once-in-a-lifetime Hawkes Bay vintage of 2013, this flagship wine represents the pinnacle of Villa Maria's winemaking achievements and marks a milestone in their 54 years of history. This exclusive age-worthy red wine featuring Bordeaux varietals sets a new benchmark for quality and is positioned at the top of Villa Maria's portfolio, only to be bottled during exceptional vintages producing truly outstanding wines.
Deep ruby coloured displaying intense and pure aromatics of cassis, red and black plum and floral violet scents, with fresh ground coffee bean, fragrant dried thyme and cedar spice nuances also vying for attention. Layers of concentrated flavours flow beautifully across the palate with optimally ripe fruit, fine-grained tannins and supportive oak enhancing overall texture and richness at each point along the way.
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