Villa Maria `Cellar Selection` Pinot Gris 2010 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough.

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Overview

The grapes for this wine were grown in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough. Close attention was paid to vine health and even fruit development as well as crop loading and fruit exposure to optimise fruit flavour. The grapes were hand harvested in the morning to ensure clean cool fruit was delivered to the winery.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine exhibits intense perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice.

Palate

It has a textural palate dominated by baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, with an integrated mineral acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now and until 2013.

Food Matching

Pair with lightly spiced Asian cuisine or a fresh summer salad with shredded lobster meat.

Winemaking Notes

Utilising both hand picked and a small portion of machine picked fruit, the grapes were gently pressed to provide pure concentrated juice. The juice was lightly settled for 12 hours then transferred to both stainless tank and old oak barriques. Neutral yeasts and cool tank fermentation techniques were used to preserve the natural fruit purity, in addition to a warmer barrel ferment utilising indigenous yeast for added complexity. Post fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees for a further three months with weekly battonage to help build palate texture and richness. This wine was then blended, lightly fined and filtered to bottle.

Vineyard

The grapes for this wine were grown predominantly in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough. Close attention was paid to vine health and even fruit development as well as crop loading and fruit exposure to optimise fruit flavour. The grapes were harvested in the morning to ensure clean cool fruit was delivered to the winery. The 2010 vintage was cooler than average, with regular rain up until late February, concluding with a long, and warm dry autumn. All of these factors contributed to excellent vine vitality, fruit flavour concentration and balance at harvest.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Founded in 1961 by current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is a privately owned winery.

Villa Maria produces New Zealand's most awarded wines and has achieved acclaim, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's.  This outstanding achievement is due to an uncompromising commitment and dedication to quality at all stages of the grape growing and winemaking processes.

Villa Maria sources grapes from each of New Zealand's premium grape growing regions: Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and produces wines in two state of the art wineries situated in Marlborough and Auckland. Villa Maria was the first major wine company in New Zealand to seal their wines with screwcaps, ensuring their wine reaches the consumer just as the winemaker intended. 

Trophy for Champion Producer, 2008 Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition (New Zealand)

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