Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot Noir Marlborough-Nz 2008

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Selected Pinot Noir clones were individually hand harvested, destemmed and cold soaked for a period of up to ten days. Specific parcels of wine were allowed to ferment naturally while others were inoculated with selected yeast strains. The cap was hand plunged four times daily to ensure soft extraction of the fruit. To intensify the flavour, colour and mouthfeel the fermentation temperatures were allowed to reach 32 Degrees Celsius. The wines were pressed to French barriques and rested over winter until spring when malolactic fermentation occurred. The wines again rested in oak until February when they were blended

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Villa Maria Estate Ltd:
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have ... Read more
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines. Realising that it takes more than just good winemaking to produce quality, a passion to succeed begins in the vineyard. Astute site selection by Villa Maria's vineyard experts, is followed by superior vineyard management and then complemented by expert winemaking. A strong focus on continually improving the vineyards is considered by Villa Maria to be an incredibly important factor in quality winemaking. Read less

Member Reviews for Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot Noir Marlborough-Nz

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Snooth User: colinrchorley
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3.50 5
04/25/2010

Pinot Noir is my favourite red wine but therefore I am very fussy when it comes to how good this is and although it has that raspberry warmth through and through, it just lacks that certain refinement to be great. Perhaps just a little too much on the fruit and not enough complexity to make it memorable.


Snooth User: gino ginelli
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5.00 5
05/12/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot Noir Marlborough-Nz

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Villa Maria Pinot Noir Cellar Selection 750ml



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A perfumed bouquet of red and dark cherries, plums and spice notes. Fruit driven and elegant, with long layers of flavour, full-bodied and well-balanced with fine, grainy tannins. This wine is concentrated and rich – an elegant Pinot Noir with finesse and complexity.

Selected Pinot Noir clones were individually hand harvested, destemmed and cold soaked for a period of up to ten days. Specific parcels of wine were allowed to ferment naturally while others were inoculated with selected yeast strains. The cap was hand plunged four times daily to ensure soft extraction of the fruit. To intensify the flavour, colour and mouthfeel the fermentation temperatures were allowed to reach 32 Degrees Celsius. The wines were pressed to French barriques and rested over winter until spring when malolactic fermentation occurred. The wines again rested in oak until February when they were blended

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