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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

Powerful and juicy this is a pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry.

3.5540718562874 5 0.5
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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 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 07/18/2013

Decent


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/17/2013

Typical Sauvignon Blanc, but enjoyable. Crisp and refreshing with citrus and herbal notes.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,394
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/16/2011

Superb!


Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
649403679
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/19/2012

wow. i loved this. tropical citrus and strong grassy floral. wonderful flowery nose. rich on palatte. crisp clean finish. very easy to drink. had with manilla clams soaked in wine and butter and mushroom quesedilla with goat cheese.


Snooth User: whythulc
59624684
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/31/2011

This is the second Sauvignon blanc I've had from Marlborough and man... All I can say is where has this wine been all my life? It's not quite as scrumptious as the other one I've tried, but I will definitely be buying this wine again. I can take full sips instead of just taking a tiny bit into my mouth because I don't like it. It's for sure worth every penny you spend on the bottle. It's dry, crisp, very fruity with a hint of green apples, honeydew, and grapefruit. Tastes wonderful on the tongue and the taste lasts in your mouth for a long time.


Snooth User: vinearm
82672015
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/23/2011

For me, this is a quintescential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Has aromas of ripe gooseberry and citrus blossoms tinged with tropical fruits. On the palate it is lithe and lovely with zingy acidity. Really a fine spring or summer wine that would be great in the pic nic basket.


Snooth User: George Mitea
39158714
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/02/2011

Pale yellow-green colour, beatiful aromatics, ripe exotic fruit, like physalys, with hint of spice and interesting minerality. Full, peach and lime juice, apricot, mango ( basically all the exotic fruit that comes into mind). Medium to Long aftertaste, herbal, citric, pepery, with overall sweet fruit impresions. Overall: Fresh&crispy with impresive aroma complexity:87 pct.


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External Reviews for Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Vintage: 2015 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
Vintage: 2013 02/11/2014

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 10/09/2013

Green capsicum (bell-pepper) and gooseberry characters carry through to lush passionfruit and tropical fruit overtones.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The 2011 Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc gives intense notes of gooseberries capsicum and freshly mown grass with hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Medium bodied with a good suggestion of silkiness to the texture it offers mouth-filling flavors marked by crisp acidity and finishing long. Drink it now through 2013. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/29/2013

This wine is a true expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, overflowing with aromas of passionfruit, lime and gooseberry. The wine is concentrated and juicy displaying vibrant grapefruit and nettle notes with fantastic mid-palate weight.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/18/2013

Founded in 1961, Villa Maria Estate was opened by George Fistonich. Croatian by birth, Fistonich has built an icon of wine production in Auckland.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

The 2011 Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc gives intense notes of gooseberries capsicum and freshly mown grass with hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Medium bodied with a good suggestion of silkiness to the texture it offers mouth-fil... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2011 2011 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


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Powerful and juicy this is a pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry.

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