Villa Maria 'Cellar Selection' Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (6 x 750mL), NZ

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Overview

Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness.

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

Expert Reviews

Winestate, Michael Cooper, Michael Ivicevich & Nick Picone (Australia), 01 Apr 10

Vintage: 2009

3.5 Stars

"Strong, grassy bouquet. Fresh, herbaceous style, crisp and lively, with good intensity and harmony."

Sunday AGE, Ralph Kyte-Powell (Australia), 14 Mar 10

Vintage: 2009

4.5 Stars

"Villa Maria’s extensive range of New Zealand wines is consistently very good, making it a label to trust. This version of the Kiwis’ best-known wine type is a great example: lush passionfruit, herb and sweet lime aromas, a juicy palate balancing ripe fruit and tangy acidity, and an appetising fruity tingle at the end."

Daily Telegraph, Jeff Collerson (Australia), 23 Jan 10

Vintage: 2009

"This Marlborough (NZ) crackerjack was named best sauvignon blanc at two major wine shows last year. Highly scented with crisp acidity and rich, zesty herbal-accented fruitiness, it’s a serious sauv blanc."

Canberra Times, Fergus McGhie (Australia), 16 Dec 09

Vintage: 2009

5 Stars

"Top Marlborough sauvignon blanc reminds me of George Orwells All animals are equal but some are more equal than others. This shares the bright, tropical fruit and crisp finish of its Marlborough brothers, but sits higher up the pecking order."

National Liquor News, Johan Axlund (Australia), 01 Nov 09

Vintage: 2009

"Gooseberry on the nose, with clean, long flavours on the palate. A very good example of a traditional Sauvignon Blanc. "

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles.

Palate

The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness.

Medals & Trophies

International Wine and Spirit Competition (Global, Australia, USA, Europe, UK, Asia, Canada, New Zealand), 15 Oct 09

Vintage: 2009

2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and Gold Medal

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
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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