New vintage wines from Villa Maria released

Peter Morrell tries two of the latest wines from this multi-award winning New Zealand producer

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tasting Notes
This wine has vivid lime and grassy notes on the nose which morph into luscious tropical fruit and lime flavours on the palate. It has lively acidity that gives a clean and fresh finish.

Food Pairing
You can drink this wine with all types of seafood and fish and match it with spicy south-east Asian food.

Available from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Co-op, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Majestic, Wine Rack, Bin 21, Cheers Wine Merchants, Noble Green Wines, Islington Wine, Wimbledon Wine Cellars, Village Wines (Amersham), Fenwick, Hailsham Cellars, North and South Wines and with an RRP of £11.45

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2016

Tasting Notes
The bouquet is an explosion of fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and ripe plums. In the mouth the fruit flavours are sustained and joined by blackcurrant and warm spicy notes. The balanced tannins give it smoothness and the finish is robustly fruity and persistent

Food Pairing
With autumn in the air pair this wine with rich casseroles, roast beef and strong cheeses

Available from Tesco, Asda, The Co-op, Nisa, Islington Wine, Bin 21, Noble Green Wines, Whole Foods, The Strand Wine Company and with an RRP of £13.50