Villa Maria Private Bin Rslng 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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. The Villa Maria Reserve Reisling is a delicate wine with concentrated and pure flavours of lemon and lime, and perfumed orange blossom which harmonise with a characteristic and complex minerality. The wine has classical Riesling palate structure, with its moderate alcohol and crisp and pure acidity. It is fresh, delicate and harmonious with underlying musk and spice notes, and has a luscious medium-dry palate finishing with a long, lovely, pure, racy acidity. Enjoy this Reisling with light summer salads of goats cheese or feta, or whitebait to bring to life its fresh flavours and classic qualities.

Region: New Zealand

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Riesling
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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

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. The Villa Maria Reserve Reisling is a delicate wine with concentrated and pure flavours of lemon and lime, and perfumed orange blossom which harmonise with a characteristic and complex minerality. The wine has classical Riesling palate structure, with its moderate alcohol and crisp and pure acidity. It is fresh, delicate and harmonious with underlying musk and spice notes, and has a luscious medium-dry palate finishing with a long, lovely, pure, racy acidity. Enjoy this Reisling with light summer salads of goats cheese or feta, or whitebait to bring to life its fresh flavours and classic qualities.

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