Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
This powerful Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a myriad of flavours including gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, melon and nettle - dominant herbaceous aromas. The wine has an enticing palate with layers of juicy flavors, intensity and concentration, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean line of acidity.
Serve with grilled seasonal vegtables with fresh seafood or grilled chicken.
Wine Spectator - "Offers a wonderful mix of pineapple, citrus and passion fruit notes that are ripe, fragrant and terrifically refreshing. A beam of acidity keeps the focus and persistence of the flavors, showing hints of mineral and white pepper as well. Drink now."
Villa Maria Winery
The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. Villa Maria was also the first wine company in New Zealand to declare the winery a “cork-free zone,” sealing all wines from the 2001 vintage onwards with a screw cap to ensure quality in every bottle. Dedicated to minimizing environmental impact, Villa Maria has pioneered sustainable viticulture and winemaking since the 1990s, and is one of the very few wineries that have acquired four certifications as proof of the on-going commitment. In 2015, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and fourth most admired wine brand in the word. View all Villa Maria Wines
About MarlboroughView a map of Marlborough wineries (mahrl-bore-oh)
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; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are also made.
Notable FactsThe region has well-drained alluvial loam soils, which are perfect for grape growing. The grapes receive a good deal of sunshine during the day, but recovers in the cool evenings. Marlborough's growing season is long, which helps foster the gradual, even ripening of the grapes. Not made for much aging, the Sauvignon Blancs of Marlborough are of the buy ‘em and drink ‘em class of wine. Expect little vintage variation here - quantity differs more than quality.
About New ZealandThe country of New Zealand is about 1000 miles from the coast of Australia. It consists of two long islands, end to end, that are approximately the same length as California. Most of the country's climate is maritime due to the abundant coastline. The northern island is warmer and wetter, while the southern island is cooler and dryer. The most popular grapes of New Zealand are Sauvignon Blanc (made most famous by the bright, crisp wines coming out of Marlborough), Chardonnay and the ever-growing Pinot Noir.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.5 out of 5 stars
9 ratings, 3 with reviews32/9/201348/4/2012nala123 - Palos Heights, IL33/27/201213/18/2012Guzzling wine with no finishTartan Army - Laconia, NH49/8/201145/8/2011
light bodied and crisp. Hints of grapefruit.45/3/2011
- Fruity & Smooth
Spartan - Columbus, OH44/30/2011
- Light & Crisp
This is an excellent example of NZ Sauv Blanc with high notes of grapefruit, pineapple and melons balanced with a crisp acidity. At $10 it is an excellent value for a great summer wine.
- Light & Crisp