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Villa Maria - Private Bin Merlot Malbec 2019

Red Wine from Hawke's Bay · New Zealand
Price: £13.95
Case Rate: £13.25
Ex Tax: £11.63
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Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Wine Maker: Alastair Maling & George Geris
Grape: Merlot Blend
Grape Percentage: 63% Merlot, 23% Malbec, 7% Cabernet, 7% others
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Country:
Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Wine Maker: Alastair Maling & George Geris
Grape: Merlot Blend
Grape Percentage: 63% Merlot, 23% Malbec, 7% Cabernet, 7% others
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

This blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon has fragrant aromas and flavours of cassis, red fruits and dried herbs. A rich mouthfeel balanced with supple tannins leads to a deliciously smooth finish.

Winery information

Villa Maria

It is not easy to tell your Dad that you are quitting a career in carpentry to try your hand at making wine. But in 1961, at the age of 21, that's exactly what Sir George Fistonich did. He leased five acres of land from his father, planted one acre with grapes and started making wine under the name 'Villa Maria' which he chose because his friends thought it sounded European. Since those first cuttings took hold in the soil out in Mangere, near Auckland, Sir George has been determined to be at the cutting edge of quality winegrowing.

Villa Maria produces New Zealand

www.villamaria.co.nz

Food matching

A great pairing with all red meats, most cheeses, and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

Vinification notes

100% crushed and destemmed to fermentation vessels. Inoculated with several strains of yeast and aerated throughout fermentation, peaking in temperature at 28-30ºC. Pressed off skins and aged in tank and barrel for 12 months.