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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2019 showcases everything fresh and vibrant about Marlborough. Initially, the classic Awatere aromas jump out of the glass, such as lemongrass, jalapeno peppers and fresh herbs. The cool climate in the Awatere Valley is influenced by Mount Tapuae-o-uenuku and the cool alpine winds and fresh sea breezes protect the natural acidity in the wine. In contrast, the Wairau Valley has warmer summer months, with dry north westerly winds influencing vineyards to produce a pungent Sauvignon Blanc with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a perfect aperitif wine, serve chilled on warm summer days. Fresh herbal flavours match well with most salads, whereas the ripe tropical flavours match well with most fish recipes. 

The 2018 growing season started with an excellent spring which was followed by a long spell of hot weather with regular rainfall events through the summer months. With ample soil moisture, our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages but the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed.

In 1961, George Fistonich leased five acres of land in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of wines. George made his first wine under the name Villa Maria in 1962 with grapes harvested form this block. The region agreed that George made cracking wines, and in the early 1970's Villa Maria took off and became a worldwide recognised brand. 

The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Sauvignon Blanc
Country - New Zealand
Region - Marlborough
Vintage - 2019
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%