Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The new vintage has now arrived in the UK

Each year the eagerly awaited newest vintage of Villa Maria’s Flagship wine, its Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, displays the results of that year’s harvest – the most exciting but often the most challenging time of the winemakers year. Villa Maria Group Winemaker, Nick Picone, invites you to try this recently released 2015 vintage to taste the results for yourself.

Nick sums up the vintage in Marlborough: “We experienced it all this season – a long frost in spring, along with very strong winds followed by a perfect storm of dry, hot weather (with very warm nights) that lasted without any relief for over two months through to mid-February. The dry weather continued throughout the whole growing season and while there were some weather threats over the harvest period none ended up significantly disrupting fruit flow in to the winery. This allowed measured harvest decisions and a relatively stress free vintage for growers, vineyard managers and winery staff. Wine quality has proven to be very good across all varieties and the line- up of wines this year is one of the strongest ever.”

The fruit for this wine was sourced from both the Wairau and Awatere valleys – the Wairau valley is warmer so the fruit contributes richness and ripe tropical flavours while the Awatere fruit provides the zingy acid structure and pungent herbal aromatics.

Peter Morrell, Food and Wine editor of AboutMyGeneration comments “I have tasted this wine and it is a great vintage. A very strong bouquet of sharp citrus, nettles and grass transforms into tropical fruit and fresh grapefruit flavours on the palate. The finish is clean and bright, I would drink this wine with lightly spiced south east Asian food like prawns satays.”

Available from Asda, Coop, Majestic, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, Oddbins, Budgens, Wine Rack, Nisa, Spar with an RRP of £11.25

For more information on Villa Maria Wines go to www.villamaria.co.nz

***For your chance to win a case of this delicious wine click here…

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