Villa Maria

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Villa Maria (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Cellar Selection Merlot Cabernet

Champion Merlot Dominant Hawke's Bay Wine Awards
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
Gold Medal - Hawke's Bay Wine Awards
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Competition

This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs with complexing oak spice characters. A smooth and approachable palate follows with sweet fruit, supple tannins and moreish acidity. Serving Suggestions Merlot-Cabernet blends are particularly good when paired with robust, fullflavoured dishes, red meat and cheeses. Drink now or hold for up to 5-8 years when the wine will develop further complexity.

 2019 was an exceptional Hawkes Bay vintage, particularly for reds. Moderate yields combined with warmer than average temperatures and dry conditions encouraged fruit to achieve optimum ripeness and maintain excellent condition through to harvest. The fruit from this wine comes from a range of Villa Maria Hawkes Bay vineyards, where free draining alluvial soils temper vine vigour, resulting in low yields of ripe and concentrated fruit. Post fermentation the parcels were pressed to oak barriques, 15% new, for 12 months maturation.  77% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec

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Villa Maria (Marlborough) 2021 Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc

93 Points - NZ Wine Rater
93/100 -Cameron Douglas MS
"Pungent, fruity, very tropical, varietal and classically styled with a bouquet filled with aromas of fresh grapefruit and nettles, mango and white peach, red bell-pepper and moist stone minerality. Salivating and fresh, crisp and fruity with flavours that mirror the bouquet. Long finish, pre fruit flavours and delicious. What’s not to like! Best drinking from 2021 through 2024+."

From one year to the next, this is one of New Zealand’s greatest wine bargains" (Michael Cooper)

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes destined for this Cellar Selection wine were harvested in cool night temperatures to protect the aromatics. Clear juice is slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks using selected aromatic yeast strains. The wine is left to mature on yeast lees for a short period of time to build palate weight and texture into the wine, without compromising freshness.

Aromas of snow pea, kaffir lime and gooseberry. The wine is powerful and refined, displaying vibrant grapefruit and subtle passionfruit notes with fantastic mid-palate weight, and a balanced acidity.  

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