Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

100% Pinot Noir grown almost entirely (97 per cent) in the Awatere Valley, principally the Taylors Pass Vineyard, in the Marlborough winegrowing region.

Fruit was hand picked, and hand plunged into open top ferments. Matured for 14 months in a mixture of new and seasoned French barriques. Received minimal egg white fining and minimal filtration. 

Winemaker's Comments

Deep red hues lead to a perfumed bouquet of red and dark cherries, wild berry and subtle spicy notes on the nose. Displays intense purity with an elegant and refined palate displaying richness and generosity. The complex palate is layered by fine silky tannins encasing concentrated fruit characters, all hallmark traits of classic Marlborough Pinot Noir. Will age gracefully and offer intrigue with bottle maturation. 

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    GOLD MEDAL - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
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