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Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region, this intense Sauvignon Blanc is alive with a myriad of flavours dominated by gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus and herbaceous aromas.

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 Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/22/2012

Light and crisp


Snooth User: JMCortis
104832750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/13/2012

The nose is full of gooseberry and tropical fruit. However, in the mouth there is a punch of green apple supported by the tropical fruit. With passion fruit coming through in particular though you can also detect a hint of grapefruit. The wine is very acidic and remains crisp from start to finish, possibly a little too much so.


Snooth User: jennibartels
124929379
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/09/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750839
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2012

This is a very strange NZ Sauv Bl. It is characterized by citrus and slight veggy nose. With air however, this wine brings out the bell pepper (not nice). When freshly opened, this wine is quite nice and gets an 88 rating. With air, it degrades to an 83 with veggy dominating. I have tasted many Villa Maria SBs and this one disappoints.


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518884
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/27/2010

Pushy grapefruit acidity - passion fruit - lime - straw - herbaceous - herby edge - weighty palate - punchy - crisp - mouth watering - green beans - juicy http://www.spittoon.biz/villa_maria_cellar_selection_s.html


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/18/2010

Very fruity, with strong apple and kiwi. More fruity than I usually enjoy, but a VERY pleasant and enjoyable wine. I have learned to love the Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blancs.

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  • kiwi
  • dry
  • fruit

  • Snooth User: Simmo303
    48584826
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2009 05/24/2010

    You'll know that you have something rather good as soon as you open the bottle. Savour the nose before tasting. My Doc has said no more than 2 bottles per week. (Down from 3.5) Damn difficult to restrict myself to 250ml per day of this one. Easily worth around £9. As i write Tesco has it on at £4.75.


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    External Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    External Review
    Vintage: 2013 06/25/2014

    The 2013 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc presents aromas of green apples, lemongrass and chopped herb notes with touches of bell peppers and pea pods. Medium-bodied with mouth-filling vegetal and herb flavors, it has a lively backbone of acid and a long is straightforward finish. Drink it now to 2015.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2013 06/25/2014

    Juicy and crisp, with herbal and fresh-cut grass notes mingling with the lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors. Finishes with a peppery accent. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/25/2011

    Bursting with tropical fruit and lime flavors, here's a joyful Sauvignon Blanc that packages its passion fruit, guava and citrus character in a smooth, impeccably balanced frame. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/25/2011

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


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/25/2011

    On the light side, lively, with peppery pear and lime aromas and flavors, which echo nicely on the balanced finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/25/2011

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


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 11/11/2011

    This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas.


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    Sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region, this intense Sauvignon Blanc is alive with a myriad of flavours dominated by gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus and herbaceous aromas.

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