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Villa Maria Private Bin Dry Riesling Marlborough New Zealand Stelvin Closure 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little woodsy on the nose, then hints of lemon basil add complexity followed by notes of bees’ wax and a little green hazelnut. Lovely, silken texture on entry is followed by a slightly softer mid-palate that shows hints of creamy edges framing the clear, tense core of fruit. This is rather light-bodied and easy to drink with slightly figgy flavors on the palate being framed with hints of mineral quartz and a gentle raw nuttiness. The finish shows a bit of refreshing acidity, bitter grapefruit flavors and some pollen notes. Perhaps not the most varietal Riesling, but very attractive nonetheless. 88pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Dry Riesling Marlborough New Zealand Stelvin Closure

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,739
0.00 5
07/16/2012

A little woodsy on the nose, then hints of lemon basil add complexity followed by notes of bees’ wax and a little green hazelnut. Lovely, silken texture on entry is followed by a slightly softer mid-palate that shows hints of creamy edges framing the clear, tense core of fruit. This is rather light-bodied and easy to drink with slightly figgy flavors on the palate being framed with hints of mineral quartz and a gentle raw nuttiness. The finish shows a bit of refreshing acidity, bitter grapefruit flavors and some pollen notes. Perhaps not the most varietal Riesling, but very attractive nonetheless. 88pts


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.50 5
07/17/2012

This is incredibly easy to drink. Fruity but with all of the acidity that it needs, structured but with some creaminess. A tasty wine. I had this with a homemade take on the spicy/sweet style of Halal street cart chicken and rice and it paired perfectly.




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