Villa Maria Private Bin Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends from New Zealand

Item No. 76037
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is a deep crimson in appearance with a bouquet of raspberries, dark cherries, plums and a hint of cedary oak. The palate is rich in soft, mouthfilling fruit. It has excellent length, finishing with supple, fine-grained tannins.

Food Match: Grilled meats, full-flavoured stews and casseroles, and strong cheeses.

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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 Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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