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Villa Maria - Single Vineyard Taylor's Pass Chardonnay 2018

White wine from Marlborough · New Zealand
Price: £19.95
Case Rate: £18.99
Ex Tax: £15.00
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Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Awatere Valley
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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93 pts  James Suckling
Country:
Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Awatere Valley
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

This is a mineral-driven style of Chardonnay, showcasing complex aromas of brioche, gun-smoke and ripe lemon rind that are distinctive from the stony Taylors Pass Vineyard. This elegant Chardonnay expresses flavours of grapefruit, fig, quince and roasted almonds with a restrained and focused acidity on the 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

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Expert reviews

James Suckling (2018) - 93 pts

Always rich and complex, this has a very fresh and attractive feel with grilled-peach and hazelnut flavors, intermingling with some tropical fruit that rises on the vibrant, long finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

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Vinification notes

HARVEST: Selective harvesting in cool night temperatures. FERMENTATION: 100% stainless steel fermentation, selected textural and aromatic yeasts. MATURATION: Carefully monitored time on yeast lees to build palate weight and texture. FILTRATION: Sterile lenticular filtration