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Villa Maria Priv Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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Since George Fistonich founded Villa Maria in 1961, it has grown in reputation to become New Zealand's most successful privately owned winery and maker of New Zealand's most awarded wines. Many respected wine writers and critics support this statement; The new Sotheby's Wine Encylopedia stated of Villa Maria "Probably the best all round producer in New Zealand. Villa Maria has a vast array of wines, yet they are all beautifully crafted to enhance fruit and finesse.... if the quality is super, the consistency is supernatural". This success has been achieved through the Villa Maria team's total commitment to the quality of its varietal wines which is continuously rewarded in national and international wine competitions. This vibrant Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. Enjoy this exuberant and delightful wine with any number of light summer dishes, such as salmon or green bean and potato salad.

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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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

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Snooth User: vinearm
82672015
4.00 5
04/23/2011

For me, this is a quintescential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Has aromas of ripe gooseberry and citrus blossoms tinged with tropical fruits. On the palate it is lithe and lovely with zingy acidity. Really a fine spring or summer wine that would be great in the pic nic basket.


Snooth User: George Mitea
39158714
4.00 5
06/02/2011

Pale yellow-green colour, beatiful aromatics, ripe exotic fruit, like physalys, with hint of spice and interesting minerality. Full, peach and lime juice, apricot, mango ( basically all the exotic fruit that comes into mind). Medium to Long aftertaste, herbal, citric, pepery, with overall sweet fruit impresions. Overall: Fresh&crispy with impresive aroma complexity:87 pct.


External Reviews for Villa Maria Priv Bin Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Harvested at 4 tons per acre, the 2001 Sauvignon Blanc Private Label is an excellent value. It boasts aromas of ripe grapefruits and gooseberries as well as a light bodied, pretty character. A delicious quaffing wine, it is bright, easy-going and offers delicately refreshing citrus flavors. Drink it over the next 12 months.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Ripe tropical fruit with a lively herbaceous character. Enjoy with all white meats, vegetarian dishes, salads and especially seafoods.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Bright and lively, with a nice spectrum of green apple, citrus and a touch of earth in its flavor profile. Finishes light and clean.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Fans of New Zealand's SBs will like this wine's racy nose, which is packed with minerals, some stoniness, melon, and a hint of grassiness. Citrus is in full force in the mouth, aided by a touch of green herbs and a white-pepper spice. The finish is elegant and offers hints of grape fruit. It's a youthful, fresh wine; one that will go well with salads or fish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Fresh and juicy, a lively medley of peach and pineapple flavors, hinting at rosemary and sage on the long finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Crisp, refreshing and lively, with citrus, green pear and sweet pea aromas and flavors. Lingers nicely on the crisp finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Bright and fruity, with straightforward apple, peach and passion fruit flavors that stay fresh through the finish. Drink now.


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Since George Fistonich founded Villa Maria in 1961, it has grown in reputation to become New Zealand's most successful privately owned winery and maker of New Zealand's most awarded wines. Many respected wine writers and critics support this statement; The new Sotheby's Wine Encylopedia stated of Villa Maria "Probably the best all round producer in New Zealand. Villa Maria has a vast array of wines, yet they are all beautifully crafted to enhance fruit and finesse.... if the quality is super, the consistency is supernatural". This success has been achieved through the Villa Maria team's total commitment to the quality of its varietal wines which is continuously rewarded in national and international wine competitions. This vibrant Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. Enjoy this exuberant and delightful wine with any number of light summer dishes, such as salmon or green bean and potato salad.

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