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2016 Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

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Cracka Review

Villa Maria is one of the success stories of the New Zealand wine scene. They won their first award in 1962 and since then have not looked back and now export to over 50 countries worldwide. They are famed for their Sauvignon Blanc and this Private Bin is sourced from two areas of Marlborough. It has all the freshness of sticking your head into a fruit salad, showing gooseberry, passionfruit, and lime all framed by a regional herbaceousness. The palate is juicy, intense, fulsome and refreshing with crisp, zingy acids.

Winemaker's Notes

This intense Sauvignon Blanc is alive with a myriad of flavours dominated by gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, melon and herbaceous aromas. The wine has an enticing palate with a juicy flavour profile, purity and concentration, finishing crisp and clean with an interwoven thread of acidity.

Serving suggestion: This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect pairing with seafood and all white meats.

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2016 Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
This has a trademark Villa polish to it, with bright passionfruit, melon and lime fruits all mingling happily, a touch of fragrant sweet musk here too. The palate has a creamy side to it, with sweet basil leaf adding to the array of fruits. This marks their 50th vintage.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
Another superbly finished sauvignon that will have many people sipping steadily through the year. This shows a smooth tropical- fruit nose - really nicely honed ripeness and aromatics here, and some lime and talc. The palate's supple and tangy, with a seductive, smooth textural ride. Nice balance here too.
The Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This has a slightly creamy, almost honeysuckle perfume on the nose, with a decent whack of tropical fruit and a steady resolve. The palate has a slightly bulky shape, taking a tangy, chewy twist towards the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean fresh but rather neutral bouquet lacks varietal character; there is slightly more to be found on the palate, with some herb and faint gooseberry flavours; the balance is good enough.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; stylish and fragrant with overtones of passionfruit on both bouquet and palate, complementing the more citrussy elements. Lively, fresh and well balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998

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