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Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin 2008

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WINEMAKER’S COMMENT A pure and delicate bouquet of ripe citrus-lime and spring-blossom aromas. The palate is beautifully balanced with intense flavours, lovely juicy length and a zesty lime finish. Great on its own or with light fresh food. INEYARD DESCRIPTION Villa Maria’s Riesling vineyards are scattered throughout both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. The vineyards are managed to ensure ripe and clean fruit. Timely canopy management activities such as shoot thinning and leaf plucking along with an attention to vine health optimises the opportunity for the ideal vineyard flavours at harvest. WINEMAKING The grapes for this wine were harvested in the cool of the morning then gently pressed. The resulting juice was allowed to naturally settle before cool fermentation with neutral yeasts to aid in savouring the delicate Riesling aromatics. The ferments were stopped at just the right time to give a slightly off-dry styled wine which was then blended and lightly fined prior to bottling.

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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

Member Reviews for Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin

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Snooth User: Zuiko
540750822
1.50 5
05/10/2013

I tasted this wine in early 2013 and the wine is past its prime. Lemon and lime nose and good acid balance are seen. This is a dry wine and the fruit is mostly gone. My rating-- 76.


Snooth User: gregnbaker
103443422
3.00 5
03/05/2009

Delicious aromas of lime and apple, fresh and full of zest, with a long crisp finish.


Snooth User: timbw
101451216
4.50 5
03/27/2009

Zesty fresh Riesling - great food wine.


External Reviews for Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Villa Maria Riesling (Stelvin) Private Bin 2008 and all other premium wine from Villa Maria available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from New Zealand and all over the world.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/07/2011

A Riesling wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin Marlborough 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

Light and fragrant, with pretty lime, grapefruit and elder blossom aromas and flavors that linger impressively on the extended finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin Marlborough (Golden Cork Price!) 750ml



WINEMAKER’S COMMENT A pure and delicate bouquet of ripe citrus-lime and spring-blossom aromas. The palate is beautifully balanced with intense flavours, lovely juicy length and a zesty lime finish. Great on its own or with light fresh food. INEYARD DESCRIPTION Villa Maria’s Riesling vineyards are scattered throughout both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. The vineyards are managed to ensure ripe and clean fruit. Timely canopy management activities such as shoot thinning and leaf plucking along with an attention to vine health optimises the opportunity for the ideal vineyard flavours at harvest. WINEMAKING The grapes for this wine were harvested in the cool of the morning then gently pressed. The resulting juice was allowed to naturally settle before cool fermentation with neutral yeasts to aid in savouring the delicate Riesling aromatics. The ferments were stopped at just the right time to give a slightly off-dry styled wine which was then blended and lightly fined prior to bottling.

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Sugar: 9.0gL grams per liter

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