Villa Maria `Private Bin` Pinot Gris 2010 (6 x 750mL), East Coast, NZ

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Overview

This wine exhibits intense perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice. It has a textural palate dominated by baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, with an integrated mineral acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Aromas of green and red apple, quince and spicy pear notes feature on the nose.

Palate

It has a textural palate dominated by baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, with an integrated mineral acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish

Food Matching

Soft cheeses, salmon, tomato, salads and white meats.

Vineyards

The fruit for this wine was grown in the Gisbrone, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Waipara winegrowing regions offer a diversity of soil types ranging from free draining gravely soils to silty clay, contirbuting to th ecomplexity of aromatics and flavour in the finished wine. To enusre excellent intensity of flavour and ripeness levels, low yields are maintained with sufficient fruit exposure.

Winemaking Notes

Fruit from our Private Bin Pinot Gris vineyards was harvested and transported to the winery for processing. Destemmed and crushed, gentle pressing was then employed to avoid excessive skin contact. The juice was cold settled then racked clear and inoculated for ferment. Cool fermentation techniques were employed to promote aromatics and delicacy; the individual ferments were tasted daily and stopped once the desired residual sugar level was achieved. Regular lees stirring for two months was undertaken in tank to enhance texture. The wine was then blended, gently fined, cold stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Other New Zealand
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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