This wine is bottled shortly after harvest to showcase the youthful, fresh and vibrant characteristics of Marlborough. Initially, the cool climate Awatere aromas jump out of the glass, such as lemongrass, jalapeo peppers and fresh herbs. In contrast, the Wairau Valley has warmer summer months, influencing vineyards to produce a pungent Sauvignon Blanc with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours. A perfect aperitif wine, serve chilled on warm summer days. Fresh herbal flavours match well with most salads, whereas the riper tropical flavours match well with any fish recipes.
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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)