Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2008 (6 x 750mL), NZ

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury and spice elements. Soft, silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow for the wine to be consumed young.

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

Expert Reviews

Winestate, Michael Cooper, Michael Ivicevich & Nick Picone (Australia), 01 Apr 10

Vintage: 2008

4 Stars

"Delicious, easy drinking, with good density of ripe plum/spice flavours, oak complexity and a silky, lingering finish."

Winestate, Martin Williams, Rachel Gore, Michael Kyberd & Adrian Marchioro (Australia), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2008

4 Stars

"Ripe nose smelling of toffee apples, musk sticks and red delicious apples. Intense fruit flavours – sweet and fresh with vibrant acidity and firm tannins to balance."

Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010, Nick Stock (Australia, New Zealand), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2008

90 Points

"I’ve got massive respect for George Fistonich and his team for the way they stick to their guns and deliver consistently on their promise of quality. This is an approachable spiced cherry and berry fruited pinot with gentle spice adding complexity. Soft, smooth tannins mean this is an easy quaffing style."

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine has a perfumed bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberry fruits - hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir.

Palate

On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury and spice elements. Soft, silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow for the wine to be consumed young.

Cellaring Potential

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

Medals & Trophies

Judge's Choice Award - Wine Access Value Wine Awards (Can) 09

Vintage
2008
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.0%

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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