Villa Maria `Private Bin` Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), Hawke`s Bay, NZ.

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A brambly nose with wild blackberries and savoury oak leading to a full, rich palate.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Youthful, concentrated red with deep, bright colour and concentrated, well-ripened plum and spice flavours. Partly oak-matured style, fresh and vibrantly fruity, with some savoury notes and a rich, firm finish. "4 Stars - Michael Cooper, Michael Ivecivich & Phil Brodie, Winestate (01/Oct/2010

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright, deep crimson hues.


The wine displays a vibrant nose of red plum and berry fruits with subtle cedary undertones.


A full, textured palate with soft tannins makes this an excellent food wine .

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy from release until 2015.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyard parcels in our Joseph Soler vineyard situated on the outskirts of the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing region in the Hawkes Bay. The vineyard has operated on organic principles since 2001, and Joseph Soler has 21 hectares now certified by BioGro New Zealand. Rather than relying on herbicides or pesticides, this vineyard has a focus on enhancing soil health to grow healthy and balanced wines.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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