Villa Maria `Cellar Selection ` Pinot Gris 2014 (6 x 750mL)Marlborough,NZ.

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Overview

In 1961, at just 21 years of age, George leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. He harvested his first grapes in 1962 and made his first wine under the name Villa Maria.

Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band, with George’s wife, Gail, supporting him in his venture. He made dry red and white wines, sourcing grapes from the greater Auckland regions. In the early 1970s he started to employ staff and the company began to expand rapidly.Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and exports wine to over 50 countries worldwide.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT

The Cellar Selection Pinot Gris displays attractive perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear, white flowers and hints of exotic spices such as clove and star anise. This wine has a textural palate dominated by white peach, almond and ginger characters, with a delicate underlying acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

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

VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The first half of the 2014 vintage was warm and dry and the Pinot Gris fruit was harvested in pristine condition in the last two weeks of March. Regular tasting in the vineyard was ensured to capture the flavours at their peak.

FERMENTATION

A combination of natural and cultured yeasts are selected to enhance aromatics and textural elements during the fermentation process in both stainless steel tanks and seasoned French barriques.

Vintage
2014
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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