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Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2007

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WINEMAKER’S COMMENT A perfumed bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberry fruits, hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir. On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury and spice elements. Soft, silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow immediate consumption. VINEYARD DESCRIPTION Fruit is sourced from a number of vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. The sites are all different adding their own unique impression on the final blend. All of the vineyards are cropped low, shoot and fruit thinned, and leaf plucked to ensure flavour ripeness. WINEMAKING Cold soak techniques were employed to aid and optimise fermentation. Temperatures were allowed to reach 32˚C to add complexity. Post pressing, the majority of the wine went directly to oak barriques. The remaining wine was put to barrel after an extended time in tank on lees. A total oak maturation period of ten months occurred before the wine was blended, filtered and bottled. AWARDS & ACCOLADES 4 Stars – Cuisine 2008 Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show 2008 Silver – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2008

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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: atlantaprinting
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0.00 5
07/22/2012

Loving my Sunday sharing it with the family doing some wine tasting!!


Snooth User: timbw
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5.00 5
03/30/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (10 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: MarlboroughWeingut: Villa Maria EstateRebsorte: 100% Pinot NoirRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein



WINEMAKER’S COMMENT A perfumed bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberry fruits, hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir. On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury and spice elements. Soft, silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow immediate consumption. VINEYARD DESCRIPTION Fruit is sourced from a number of vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. The sites are all different adding their own unique impression on the final blend. All of the vineyards are cropped low, shoot and fruit thinned, and leaf plucked to ensure flavour ripeness. WINEMAKING Cold soak techniques were employed to aid and optimise fermentation. Temperatures were allowed to reach 32˚C to add complexity. Post pressing, the majority of the wine went directly to oak barriques. The remaining wine was put to barrel after an extended time in tank on lees. A total oak maturation period of ten months occurred before the wine was blended, filtered and bottled. AWARDS & ACCOLADES 4 Stars – Cuisine 2008 Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show 2008 Silver – Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2008

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