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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection Marlborough 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Named “One of the World’s 50 Great Wine Producers” by Wine Spectator and named “New World Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Villa Maria’s other claim to fame is that of New Zealand’s most awarded winery. Earning all of these esteemed accolades over a 55 year existence Villa Maria is obviously doing something right. Their vineyards in Marlborough turn out this 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit originates from the Awatere and Wairau valleys in Marlborough. Expert canopy management, including shoot thinning and leaf plucking, has ensured vine health, ideal vineyard flavors and clean, ripe fruit. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to ensure it arrived at the winery in pristine condition. Harvested at ultimate ripeness the select parcels of fruit are processed separately to provide the greatest number of options for this Cellar Selection blend. A pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, melon, citrus and fresh herbs. The palate is powerful and juicy, displaying vibrant grapefruit notes with ripe mid-palate weight, and lively integrated acidity that carries through to a zesty finish.

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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

External Reviews for Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection Marlborough

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/19/2016

Named “One of the World’s 50 Great Wine Producers” by Wine Spectator and named “New World Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Villa Maria’s other claim to fame is that of New Zealand’s most awarded winery. Earning all of these esteemed accolades over a 55 year existence Villa Maria is obviously doing something right. Their vineyards in Marlborough turn out this 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit originates from the Awatere and Wairau valleys in Marlborough. Expert canopy management, including shoot thinning and leaf plucking, has ensured vine health, ideal vineyard flavors and clean, ripe fruit. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to ensure it arrived at the winery in pristine condition. Harvested at ultimate ripeness the select parcels of fruit are processed separately to provide the greatest number of options for this Cellar Selection blend. A pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, melon, citrus and fresh herbs. The palate is powerful and juicy, displaying vibrant grapefruit notes with ripe mid-palate weight, and lively integrated acidity that carries through to a zesty finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/09/2016

Pronounced aromas of ripe apples and lemons with nuances of fresh grass, straw and lime leaf. Medium bodied with refreshing acidity, it has attractive citrus flavors with apple nuances, and finishes with good persistence.



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