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.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winestate, Michael Cooper, Michael Ivicevich & Nick Picone (Australia), 01 Apr 10
"Strong, grassy bouquet. Fresh, herbaceous style, crisp and lively, with good intensity and harmony."
Sunday AGE, Ralph Kyte-Powell (Australia), 14 Mar 10
"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
"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
"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
"Gooseberry on the nose, with clean, long flavours on the palate. A very good example of a traditional Sauvignon Blanc. "
Winery Tasting Notes
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.
Medals & Trophies
International Wine and Spirit Competition (Global, Australia, USA, Europe, UK, Asia, Canada, New Zealand), 15 Oct 09
2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and Gold Medal