Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

$19.99
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The 2013 vintage is available for: $18.99
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Item No. 93881
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • W&S92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS89
  • ST89
  • WE87
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Winemaker's Notes

Overflowing with aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with hints of lime and nettles. The wine is mouth filling with vibrant fruit and mid palate richness, finishing rich and racy with excellent length and crispness.

Our "Cellar Selection" wines place an emphasis on fruit quality and minimal handling results in intensely flavoured, elegant food friendly wines. They are a step up in quality from our "Private Bin" wines.

The fruit for this wine comes from both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough. Timely canopy management activities such as shoot thinning and leaf plucking along with an attention to vine health optimises the opportunity for the ideal vineyard flavours and clean, ripe fruit at harvest. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to ensure it arrived at the winery in pristine condition.

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar called it "Dense, lush and sweet, with good depth and complexity to the flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, spices, flowers, herbs and pepper. Very good for this price range."

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ebaum - Fairfax, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
The wine was worth it at the sale price of $9.99/bottle, but wouldn't at the higher price. Kim Marlborough and Whitehaven are some nice alternatives.
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In 1960, George Fistonich, the son of a Croatian immigrant, founded Villa Maria in Mangere, Auckland. Voted New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year in 1993, George is today the managing director of the Villa Maria Group, which also includes Vidal and Esk Valley Wineries, together forming the third largest wine company in New Zealand. Winemaker Michelle Richardson has been with...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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