Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region. A blend of fruit grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates were incorporated. Careful attention was paid to vine health to give the vine the best chance to optimise the season and develop strong, clean flavours.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
93 Points As reliable as a Swiss watch. Villa has delivered again the somewhat tricky 08 vintage. Plenty of fennel and tropical fruit, some gentle minerals. Juicy acid driven palate, really zesty passionfruit flavour and crisp finish.
Nick Stock Wine Buiness Monthly
Villa Maria gets my vote for the most reliable and impressive of the NZ’s larger wine companies. This well-priced Marlborough savvy has a wonderfully light touch, with fragrant, herbal aromas, leading to refreshing nettle-and-citrus flavours. Max Allen Australian Gourmet Traveller
92 Points“... It’s full-flavoured and intense with gooseberry, lemon and pink grapefruit flavours held in place by a zippy streak of fresh acidity that carries long into the finish.” Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Monthly, Oct 09
Winery Tasting Notes
This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas.
The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity.
Enjoy this exuberant and delightful wine.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal Intertiol Cool Climate Wine Show 2009
Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2009