Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay 2014
$1699each
$203DOZEN
WineryVilla Maria
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Gisborne Hawkes Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $16.99
$203.00
Available by the dozen
A collation of harvests from splendid vineyards in Te Ika-a-Māui, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne provide the backbone of fruit. Waipara and Marlborough contribute components at the fruitier end of varietal spectrum. Fashioned to a medium bodied style that's delicately aromatic, soft on the palate and appealingly dry, ideally enjoyed alongside crisp skinned chicken or sticky pork ribs.
Chardonnay is harvested throughout the cool of early morning, parcels are crushed and gently pressed. To ensure a soft and intensely flavoured wine, pressings are kept apart and separately handled. Juices are treated to a long cool vinification in controlled fermenters to retain vitality and crisp fruit characters. An occasional lees stirring and course of malolactic serve to enrich the palate. A select component is filled to a selection of French oak barriques for an extravagant old world style of barrel ferments, adding complexity and infusing textural richness. Upon completion, batches are held on gross lees for several months before assemblage and filtration into the finished wine.
TASTING NOTES
Pale straw hues. Ripe tropical fruits, peach and kernel aromas dominate the bouquet, pear notes with underlying citrus and fig characters. A big palate of stonefruit flavours, crisp apple notes and creamy, mealy textures are supported by well integrated nougat oak. A medium bodied wine that's generous on the bouquet yet soft on the palate, styled for immediate enjoyment right now.
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More About Villa Maria Wines
Its relative youthfulness not withstanding, the New Zealand based Villa Maria Group is establishing a reputation as one of the great wine companies of the world
Founded in 1961 and still operated by George Fistonich, Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines. Villa Maria»