Villa Maria, Reserve, Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Fresh and zesty, and then opulent and textured on the palate, with dense tropical fruit

Total £15.00
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SKU 300403
ABV 14.00%

100% Sauvignon Blanc from a combination of vineyards with varying soils throughout the Wairau Valley of Marlborough.

Fruit was destemmed, crushed, and pressed before cold settling. The clear racked juice was inoculated with selected aromatic yeast strains. Cool, slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks took place to retain distinctive sub-regional and varietal characteristics

Harvested in the cool of night to retain maximum aromatic complexity, this wine is blended from premium vineyards in the warm Wairau Valley, and bursting with the trademark ripe fruit characters found in this sub-region.

Oz Clarke (Three Wine Men) - "Round, full, very much a Wairau style, with passionfruit and peach beautifully balanced in this stellar vintage by an acidity that's somewhere between blood orange and greengage plums." 94 pts

The wine displays powerful aromas of blackcurrant, boxwood and grapefruit. The palate has an enticing array of ripe tropical fruits mixed with dried herbs such as rosemary, finishing with fresh zesty acidity.
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