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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Riesling

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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage, labelled 'Dry', was grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys and mostly hand-picked. Still very youthful, it is a fresh, tight, concentrated wine with citrusy flavours, hints of passionfruit, limes and spices, good acid spine, and excellent delicacy and depth. The 2011, tasted prior to bottling (and so not rated), is an off-dry style (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) with fresh and strong, yet delicate lemon/lime flavours, lively and lingering.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage, labelled 'Dry', was grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys and mostly hand-picked. Still very youthful, it is a fresh, tight, concentrated wine with citrusy flavours, hints of passionfruit, limes and spices, good acid spine, and excellent delicacy and depth. The 2011, tasted prior to bottling (and so not rated), is an off-dry style (6 grams/litre of residual sugar) with fresh and strong, yet delicate lemon/lime flavours, lively and lingering.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2006 grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, is a light, almost Mosel-like wine in an engaging medium style with pure, penetrating, lemony, appley flavours and crunchy acidity. The 2007 vintage is slightly drier (10 grams/litre of residual sugar), with ripe citrus/lime flavours showing excellent balance and richness.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The 2006 grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, is a light, almost Mosel-like wine in an engaging medium style with pure, penetrating, lemony, appley flavours and crunchy acidity. The 2007 vintage is slightly drier (10 grams/litre of residual sugar), with ripe citrus/lime flavours showing excellent balance and richness.
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, the mouthfilling, full-flavoured 2002 vintage is an almost-dry style (below 5 grams/litre of sugar). It shows good weight on the palate, with ripe, delicate flavours of stone-fruit and limes, rich and lingering. The 2003, tasted prior to bottling (and so not rated) is ripely scented, with lemon and passionfruit flavours, crisp and strong.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
A blend of grapes grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, the 2001 vintage is a mouthfilling, ripely flavoured wine with delicate citrusy characters and a rounded, dryish (five grams/litre of sugar) finish.
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