The 2018 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc showcases everything fresh and vibrant about Marlborough. Initially, the classic Awatere Valley aromas jump out of the glass, such as lemongrass, jalapeño peppers and fresh herbs. The cool climate in the Awatere Valley is influenced by Mt Tapuae-o-uenuku and the cool alpine winds and fresh sea breezes protect the natural acidity in this wine. In contrast, the Wairau Valley has warmer summer months, with dry nor-westerly winds influencing vineyards to produce a pungent Sauvignon Blanc with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
“Cut grass, red capsicum, passion fruit and lime cordial aromas and flavors supported a lovely round and creamy texture.”
“One of New Zealand's best known labels delivers a fruit bowl of a wine, bursting with peach, pineapple and guava, with a flicker of nondescript green-vegetal notes at the rear—a crisp slippery light weight summer sipper.” Wine Enthusiast
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New Zealand's Most Awarded Winery for over 30 years.
The Villa Maria experience is one of absolute passion. It was founded in 1961 by George Fistonich, who remains the sole owner and Managing Director. Renowned for his entrepreneurial talent, determination and vision, Fistonich has led the company to become New Zealand's most awarded winery. This achievement is the result of a commitment and dedication to quality and innovation at all stages of the grapegrowing and winemaking process.
Named one of the World's 50 Great Wine Producers (Wine Spectator)
Twice named as New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year (International Wine & Spirits Challenge UK)
George Fistonich named as one of the most prominent figures in the wine industry (Wine International Magazine UK)
George Fistonich awarded the title of Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merits, for his commitment to winemaking.
New World Winery of the Year (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)