Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay 2019
A lovely fruit-driven style of Chardonnay exhibiting a myriad of aromatics; ripe peach and pear with underlying citrus and fig notes.
Villa Maria's Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay is a lovely fruit-driven rendition with wonderful aromatics made for early drinking.
Grapes for this vintage were sourced from vineyards in regions along New Zealand's East Coast.
Under owner Sir George Fistonich, Villa Maria has grown from a one-man band to an icon of the New Zealand wine industry over fifty years. George started growing vines at the tender age of 21 and made his first wine back in 1962 under the name Villa Maria, with grapes he harvested from a five acre block he leased from his father in Mangere, Auckland. George, supported by his wife, Gail, continued to make wine himself in the 1960s, before expanding in the 1970s. Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff, grows 28 different grape varieties, and exports wine to over 60 countries worldwide.
A lovely fruit-driven style of Chardonnay exhibiting a myriad of aromatics; ripe peach and pear with underlying citrus and fig notes. On the palate these initial fruit flavours are followed by a creamy, mealy texture and integrated oak.