Villa Maria Reserve (Marlborough) 2021 Pinot Gris
93 Points & Rated Excellent - Cameron Douglas
"A really lovely bouquet of fresh, white fleshed tree and stone fruits, a fine lees quality with a touch of brioche and white baking spices followed by a mineral scent of cold river stone. Plush satin cream textures with a fine acid line then fruit flavours of white nectarine, pear and apple. A light, white flower note precedes some white spice and mineral qualities. Balanced and well made in a ready to drink expression from 2022 through 2025."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Elegantly complex and inviting, the bouquet shows apricot, poached pear, lemon zest and subtle oatmeal characters. The palate displays excellent weight and plump mouthfeel, well supported by silky texture and juicy acidity. At its best: now to 2026."
"Only Villa Maria wines of exceptional quality are awarded the designation 'Reserve'. Our philosophy and commitment to sustainability and quality is exemplified by the awards and accolades these wines achieve in wine judging around the world.
Predominantly sourced from our iconic Taylors Pass and Seddon Vineyards, this Pinot Gris is a rich, textural, opulent wine with a creamy palate from spending extended time ageing on yeast lees. The exotic tropical fruit flavours are framed by a soft, yet balanced acidity and unctuous texture."
A stunning oppulent style of Pinot Gris