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Villa Maria - Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019

White wine from Marlborough · New Zealand
Price: £15.95
Case Rate: £15.16
Ex Tax: £10.00
Country:
Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Awatere Valley
Wine Maker: Alastair Maling & George Geris
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
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90 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Awatere Valley
Wine Maker: Alastair Maling & George Geris
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

This 2019 Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc encompasses everything fresh and vibrant about Marlborough from the cooler and windier Awatere valley. Pungent aromatics of lemongrass, jalapeño and fresh herbs leap from the glass, with the classic flavour of limes and the crunch of freshly picked garden peas.

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

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Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2019) - 90 pts

The 2019 Clifford Bay - Awatere Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc starts with scents of crushed tomato stalks, then quickly balances those with rich, ripe tropical notions. It's medium to full-bodied, almost viscous in feel on the palate, showing ample concentration and length on the finish, even if the flavors are an uneasy blend of vegetal and fruity.

Vinification notes

HARVEST: During night-time cooler temperatures FERMENTATION: Selected aromatic & textural yeast strains 100% stainless steel fermentation MATURATION: Carefully monitored period of time on yeast lees to help build palate weight and texture FINING: Minimal fining with traditional products