Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Pri Bin 2004
WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS Distinctively Marlborough, bursting with passionfruit, ripe gooseberry and hints of herbaceous nuances. A well balanced and a freshly invigorating palate with a crisp and zesty finish (June 2004). WINEMAKING Each vineyard was harvested at optimum ripeness and processed separately to provide the greatest blending options. The fruit was pressed in a pneumatic airbag press, cold settled and racked for fermentation. Cool fermentation techniques were employed to savour flavour and aromatics. After the fermentation had completed the wines were racked to blend, gently fined, filtered and immediately bottled, capturing flavour freshness and richness. VINEYARDS Fruit was sourced from a range of vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The diverse range of soils and climatic conditions throughout these valleys provided an array of fruit flavours and wine blending options. VINTAGE The 2004 Marlborough vintage will be remembered as a very interesting one. This region saw a fabulous growing season up until verasion when Marlborough experienced its heaviest February rainfalls on record. The 2004 February rainfall was 124mm compared to a long-term average of 45mm. This rainfall coincided with a week long cold snap that proved challenging to both the vineyards and winemakers. Overall the vintage was very sound producing some very intensely aromatic Sauvignon Blanc parcels.
the perfect summer sauvignon. mildly fruity and elegant with a light aftertaste.
crisp, clean, lemony,citrusy,this is my kind of wine(all my friends will tell you), great with shellfish and some soft cheeses, I drink it on it's own
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Pri Bin
Therersquo;s simple elegance in the grape-based aroma of fresh lime, then the wine is a clean gloss on melon and gooseberry flavor. It finishes tart, a spritz of lime zest for fatty tuna sashimi.
This workhorse NZ Savvy delivers just what yoursquo;d expect: an initial blast of pungent herbal and passion fruit scents, followed by bright tropical fruit on the palate and a crisp, clean finish. Good value.
Bright and juicy, with lively acidity against nectarine and lime flavors that persist into the zingy finish. Drink now.
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