Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker’s comments: The nose has beautiful aromatics of ripe gooseberry, lime, passionfruit and grapefruit. The palate is complex and layered with ripe tropical fruit and an underlying minerality, typical of the Awatere Valley. The wine is gently structured with acidity providing balance and length. The wine will gain further texture with some short term bottle age. VINTAGE The 2007 vintage was characterised by moderate yields and ideal growing conditions. Marlborough experienced a poor flowering in December resulting in a tempering of yields. From the end of January to harvest rainfall was low and days were sun-drenched, allowing the fruit to reach optimal maturity in terms of flavour development and balance. VINEYARDS The picturesque Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the north bank of the meandering Awatere River in Marlborough. With soil ranging from silty look over gravels to stony gravels, the vineyard consistently produces ripe and full flavoured fruit. WINEMAKING The fruit was picked at optimal ripeness, gently pressed after a period of skin contact and the finest free run juice cool fermented, savouring the superior aromatics.

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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

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Snooth User: imack50
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4.00 5
07/27/2009

Top class


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4.00 5
03/31/2009

Four glasses



Winemaker’s comments: The nose has beautiful aromatics of ripe gooseberry, lime, passionfruit and grapefruit. The palate is complex and layered with ripe tropical fruit and an underlying minerality, typical of the Awatere Valley. The wine is gently structured with acidity providing balance and length. The wine will gain further texture with some short term bottle age. VINTAGE The 2007 vintage was characterised by moderate yields and ideal growing conditions. Marlborough experienced a poor flowering in December resulting in a tempering of yields. From the end of January to harvest rainfall was low and days were sun-drenched, allowing the fruit to reach optimal maturity in terms of flavour development and balance. VINEYARDS The picturesque Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the north bank of the meandering Awatere River in Marlborough. With soil ranging from silty look over gravels to stony gravels, the vineyard consistently produces ripe and full flavoured fruit. WINEMAKING The fruit was picked at optimal ripeness, gently pressed after a period of skin contact and the finest free run juice cool fermented, savouring the superior aromatics.

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