Villa Maria Private Bin Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Bursting with passionfruit and fresh lime fruit; vibrant and crisp with a lingering sparkle in the mouth.
Villa Maria's Private Bin Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon is bursting with passionfruit and lime fruit.
Grapes for the Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon yield from vineyards across the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Following a short period of resting on its lees post fermentation completion, the wine was gently infused with a fine bead of bubbles.
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.
Bursting with passionfruit and fresh lime fruit; vibrant and crisp with a lingering sparkle in the mouth. The small delicate bubbles of this frizzante style enhance the fruit flavours.