Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2009 (6 x 750mL), NZ

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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

Expert Reviews

Winestate, Michael Cooper (Australia), 01 Feb 10

Vintage: 2009

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4 Stars

"Grown in the Awatere Valley, a full-bodied dryish wine with strong pear, lychee and spice flavours that linger well. Fresh, with excellent depth, texture and harmony, it should unfold well."

Winestate, Di Genders, Phil Lehmann & Hylton McLean (Australia), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2009

3.5 Stars

"Carefully made wine with a soft melon/mango nose and seamless, medium-bodied palate. Some oiliness and alcohol heat."

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 showing baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, followed by a balanced drying acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now and until 2012.

Vintage
2009
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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