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Bursting with tropical fruit characters!

An enticing palate full of ripe citrus fruit, finishing with a fresh zesty acidity

Enjoy with goat's cheese & feta either in a salad or on crackers with honey

Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

$23.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $26.99 $23.47
6 Btls, $143.94 6 Btls, $125.17
Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Best Buy - 5 Stars
Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A classic representation of Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley in Marlborough...
$23.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $26.99 $23.47
6 Btls, $143.94 6 Btls, $125.17

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018

Awarded 5 Stars & Top New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Cuisine Magazine 2018

Description

A classic representation of Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, bursting with aromatic tropical fruit characters found in this warmer sub-region. The 2018 Wairau Valley Reserve wine displays powerful aromas of blackcurrant, passionfruit and guava. The palate has an enticing array of ripe citrus fruits mixed with pungent herbs such as fresh rosemary, finishing with a fresh zesty acidity. 

The 2018 growing season started with an excellent spring and a sub-region flowering period which was followed by a long spell of hot weather with regular rainfall events through the summer months. With ample soil moisture, our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages, luckily the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed. Despite the challenges in the season due to intermittent rainfall events, the Marlborough winery team are delighted with the quality and flavours of the wines this year.

The later ripening due to elevation and cooler night temperatures of the Laugeson vineyard in the upper Waihoipai valley played a key part of the success of this block in 2018, contributing the boxwood greener thiol flavour spectrum. Whereas the free draining soils, older vines and open canopies from the earlier ripening Omaka Valley sub-region the classic ripe tropical notes.

 

 

 

 

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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