Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection 2008

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WINEMAKER’S COMMENT Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine ...

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Silver - International Wine Challenge, 2008 Seal of Approval - Japan Wine Challenge, 2008 Gold & Top 50 - New World Wine Awards, 2008 Read more

Lady Parker reviews the Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2008 from Marlborough, New Zealand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u72IkZUzPRk Read more

Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate ... Read more

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Snooth User: timbw
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04/06/2010

Silver - International Wine Challenge, 2008 Seal of Approval - Japan Wine Challenge, 2008 Gold & Top 50 - New World Wine Awards, 2008


Snooth User: timbw
101451216
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04/06/2010

Lady Parker reviews the Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2008 from Marlborough, New Zealand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u72IkZUzPRk


Snooth User: timbw
101451216
4.00 5
06/29/2009

Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness.


External Reviews for Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection

External Review
04/02/2009

A great example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with typical ripe tropical-citrus fruit, zippy acidity and smoky, peppery flavors. Enjoy this with well-seasoned chicken, pork or fish dishes, especially if they're a little spicy.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with ripe gooseberry, citrus lime, tropical melon and exotic herbal aromas. The wine's layers of flavour excite and intrigue. It is a fresh and ripely flavoured wine with fantastic intensity, finishing with crisp and racy acidity.


External Review
05/01/2009

Goldgelbe Farbe Nase von Zitrusaromen und Noten von tropischen Früchten. Im Gaumen frisch, elegant, komplex und fruchtig. Ein lang anhaltender Wein, unterstrichen durch seine feine Säure. Ein typischer Sauvignon Blanc aus Neuseeland.


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Winemaker's Notes:

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness. VINEYARD DESCRIPTION The fruit for this wine comes from both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. 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 and clean, ripe fruit at harvest. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to ensure it arrived at the winery in pristine condition. WINEMAKING Each vineyard was harvested at optimum ripeness and processed separately to provide the greatest number of blending options. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled and racked for fermentation. Cool fermentation techniques were employed to retain flavour and aromatics. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for a few weeks to build mouth feel. The wines were then racked to be blended, gently fined, filtered and immediately bottled, capturing flavour freshness and richness. IDEAL DRINKING Drink until 2011 Bottle Size: 750ml Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2008 Region: Marlborough Vineyard: Various Country: New Zealand Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.2 Total Acidity: 7.35gL Residual Sugar: 2.5gL Sweetness Indicator: Cellaring Potential: 2011

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness. VINEYARD DESCRIPTION The fruit for this wine comes from both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. 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 and clean, ripe fruit at harvest. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to ensure it arrived at the winery in pristine condition. WINEMAKING Each vineyard was harvested at optimum ripeness and processed separately to provide the greatest number of blending options. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled and racked for fermentation. Cool fermentation techniques were employed to retain flavour and aromatics. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for a few weeks to build mouth feel. The wines were then racked to be blended, gently fined, filtered and immediately bottled, capturing flavour freshness and richness. IDEAL DRINKING Drink until 2011 Bottle Size: 750ml Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2008 Region: Marlborough Vineyard: Various Country: New Zealand Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.2 Total Acidity: 7.35gL Residual Sugar: 2.5gL Sweetness Indicator: Cellaring Potential: 2011

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Sugar: 2.5gL grams per liter

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