Villa Maria - Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2009-13 - New Zealand White Wine 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £11.47 In Stock
Description: The wine displays a tight, youthful bouquet of citrus and stone fruit, with hints of lemon, nutty nuances and complex oatmeal notes.
The palate is refined and textural with an integrated acid to balance.
The wine shows its Marlborough origin exhibiting minerality, balance and length.
This wine has been crafted using natural winemaking techniques and minimal handling. Predominantly hand harvested and whole bunched pressed, the free run and the lightest pressings were transferred straight to oak barriques with full solids for fermentation. A proportion of the barriques were allowed to undergo natural fermentation while the remainder were inoculated with desirable Chardonnay yeasts. Fermented warm, the wine was allowed to reach dryness before undergoing partial lees stirring and malolactic fermentation. After 10 months in barriques on yeast lees the wine was lightly fined, filtered and bottled.
Producer: Villa Maria - www.villamaria.co.nz ABV: 13.5% Brand: Villa Maria Country of Origin: New Zealand Food Match: Poultry Food Match: Soft Cheeses Grape Type: Chardonnay Region: Marlborough Vintage: 2009-13
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The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. 100% New Zealand and family owned, Villa Maria Estate was founded by George Fistonich in 1961 and, through his dedication to quality, Villa Maria Estate has claimed the title of New Zealand's Most Awarded Wines for over thirty years. Villa Maria Estate makes wines as nature intended, clean, fresh, intensely varietal and elegant.
George Fistonich, Owner and Managing Director "Uppermost in my mind as we grow is that we should maintain the principles with which we started 50 years ago: the pursuit of quality, innovation and passion for a particular style that is New Zealand. Above all, we want to make wines that everyone can enjoy, everywhere."