Villa Maria `Cellar Selection` Pinot Noir 2009 (6x750mL), Marlborough, NZ

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Overview

A scented bouquet of red and dark cherries, black plum and spice notes. This

wine is concentrated and rich displaying long layers of flavour, subtle wild

thyme notes, integrated acidity and fine grainy tannins.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

A scented bouquet of red and dark cherries, black plum and spice notes.

Palate

This wine is concentrated and rich displaying long layers of flavour, subtle wild thyme notes, integrated acidity and fine grainy tannins. An elegant Pinot Noir, exhibiting finesse and complexity with underlying structure and a silky texture.

Cellaring Potential

This wine can be enjoyed now but with careful cellaring will continue to develop for another five to eight years.

Food Matching

Red and white meats including lamb, duck and wild game.

Vintage Condition

The 2009 vintage was characterised by intermittent rain through the spring and early summer which facilitated excellent vine vitality. An exceptionally dry sunny harvest period optimised flavour potential and concentration.

Winemaking Note

Small parcels of selected Pinot Noir clones were individually hand harvested, destemmed and cold soaked for a period of up to ten days. A mix of both indigenous and cultured yeasts were employed to carry out primary alcoholic fermentation where the cap was hand plunged four times daily to ensure soft extraction of the fruit. Temperatures during this period peaked at 32oC to intensify the flavour, colour and mouthfeel. Each batch was pressed to French barriques and rested on full lees over winter until spring when malolactic fermentation occurred before being blended and stabilised in late February.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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