Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc
90 Points James Suckling

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
region
New Zealand
varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
90 Points James Suckling
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Nicely curated tropical fruits on the nose. A finer palate that delivers plenty of tart and tangy fruit flavor.  

 

Wine Profile

other notes

The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. Villa Maria was also the first wine company in New Zealand to declare the winery a “cork-free zone,” sealing all wines from the 2001 vintage onwards with a screw cap to ensure quality in every bottle. Dedicated to minimizing environmental impact, Villa Maria has pioneered sustainable viticulture and winemaking since the 1990s, and is one of the very few wineries that have acquired four certifications as proof of the on-going commitment. In 2015, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and fourth most admired wine brand in the word.

production notes

Each vineyard was harvested at optimum flavour ripeness and processed separately to provide the greatest number of blending options. A proportion of the parcels received skin contact in the winery to enhance the intensity of flavours, before the fruit was gently pressed, cold settled and racked for fermentation. Cool fermentation techniques were used to retain purity of flavour and aromatics. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for several months to build mouthfeel. The wine was then racked and blended, gently fined, filtered and immediately bottled, capturing purity of flavour, freshness and richness.

tasting notes

Nicely curated tropical fruits on the nose. A finer palate that delivers plenty of tart and tangy fruit flavor. Drink now.

90 Points James Suckling

winemaker notes

A pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry. It is powerful and juicy, displaying vibrant grapefruit notes with fantastic mid-palate weight, and a balanced acidity. 

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