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VILLA MARIA CELLAR SELECTION MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

Royal Easter Show Gold
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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

$24.99 $14.99 elsewhere $24.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"A blend of fruit from several Hawkes Bay vineyards, a region considered to be New Zealand’s home for the Bordeaux varietals Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is taken predominantly from the renowned Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district, namely Omahu Gravels, Ngakirkiri and Twyford Gravels. The free-draining gravelly soils and warm conditions of the Gimblett Gravels encourage low yields and devigourated vines.

A superb match with a wide range of cuisine, this wine is intensely flavoured, elegant yet approachable. Berry, plum and spice combine with savoury characters. Matured for 20 months in oak barriques this wine is superbly balanced and complemented by supple tannins."


Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com (2016 Vintage)
"Intense crimson-edged blackberry hue with an attractive bouquet of savoury oak, pencil box, blackcurrant and woody herbs that carry through to the palate where there is refreshing brightness of mint infusing the earthy savoury undertones and the succulent plum and blackberry fruit. The tannins are velvety and firm and there are hints of cigar box on the finish where the purity of the fruit and the savouriness of the oak linger harmoniously."


Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…


5 Stars, Top 5 & Best Buy Cuisine NZ Bordeaux Blends Tasting, June 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"“This looks the part,” commented John Hancock, describing the deep, dense colour that reflects this wine’s depth and personality. Floral, plummy merlot cues have a savoury herbal edge, and a mouthful reveals smooth, silky texture, juicy fruit, tangy balance and friendly tannins. And all for less than 20 smackers! Try it with herbed veal chops."


4 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Sharply priced, the 2015 vintage is a blend of Merlot (65 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (28 per cent) and Malbec (7 per cent), matured for 18 months in oak casks (18 per cent new). Instantly attractive, it is mouthfilling, with very good depth of ripe red-berry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a smooth finish. Best drinking 2019+."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.

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