Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"A key focus of Villa Maria is to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices in order to protect the land for future generations. This organic Platinum Selection Pinot Noir expresses black fruits like boysenberries and blueberries with subtle floral notes and gentle acidity. The cocoa powder tannins and smokey toasty notes add complexity with a generous juicy finish."
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"It is gorgeously fruited and composed, showing dark plum, cherry, olive, cedar and mixed spice aromas on the nose, leading to a refined palate that is beautifully flowing and expansive. The wine offers excellent weight and roundness, backed by polished tannins, finishing impressively long and silky. At its best: now to 2021."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, February 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Ripe light red fruit aromas deliver freshness, ripeness and power on the nose. Suggestions of raspberry and red currant, cherry and red apple. Some gentle wood spices emerge as the wine relaxes in glass – with a moderate toasty signature . Dry on the palate with plenty of fruit at the core. The youthful fresh and vibrant side of the wine shows with vibrant yet fine tannins, some toasty wood and brown spice moments, gently warming alcohol and fruit-led finish. Balanced and well made. Lots to like and enjoy. Drink now and through 2024."