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VILLA MARIA RESERVE PINOT GRIS 2020

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
94 Points
Royal Easter Show Gold
5 Stars Sam Kim
5 Stars Cuisine
5 Stars

An off-dry, ‘Alsatian’ style with a plush opulence and flavour-filled palate. Excellent stuff!

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

$19.99 elsewhere $24.99

An off-dry, ‘Alsatian’ style with a plush opulence and flavour-filled palate. Excellent stuff!

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Gold Medal – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021


From two Awatere Valley vineyards, Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Gris is an off-dry, 'Alsatian' style with a plush opulence on the flavour-filled palate. Excellent stuff! 


Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Only Villa Maria wines of exceptional quality are awarded the designation 'Reserve'. Our philosophy and commitment to sustainability and quality is exemplified by the awards and accolades these wines achieve in wine judging around the world.

Predominantly sourced from our iconic Taylors Pass and Seddon Vineyards, this Pinot Gris is a rich, textural, opulent wine with a creamy palate from spending extended time ageing on yeast lees. The exotic tropical fruit flavours are framed by a soft, yet balanced acidity and unctuous texture."


5 Stars & Number 2 Cuisine Pinot Gris Tasting, February 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Bright red apple with baking spice and almond biscuit – imagine a freshly baked, sugar-dusted apple pie. A wine with lovely weight and texture on the palate. The primary fruit present is matched with fantastic acid which ensures this wine glides seamlessly along the length of the palate, which has an unexpected twist of spice on the finish making this wine all the more memorable."


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"An enticing, fruity, varietal and detailed bouquet of Gris with aromas of fresh and baked pear, fresh and baked apple, fruit spices and a core of leesy complexity. Lots of weight, flavour and complexity on the palate with pears and quinces, apples and white peach. There’s an apple custard cream texture enhanced by the spices of fruit and natural white pepper note from the variety. Balanced, well made and ready. Best drinking upon purchase and through 2023+."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Stylish and delectable at the same time, the wine shows apricot, Nashi pear, subtle spice and rich floral aromas on the nose. The palate delivers terrific fruit intensity combined with silky mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, leading to a lengthy expansive finish. At its best: now to 2025."

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.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

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 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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  • George Fistonich started Villa Maria in 1961 at just 21 years of age, by himself. In 2009 he would receive New Zealand's first knighthood for services to the wine industry.
  • Since it's beginnings on a 5-acre block in Mangere, Auckland, Villa Maria has opened a winery in Marlborough (2000), a winery and vineyard park in Auckland (2005), and a winery in Hawkes Bay (2018).
  • Awards & Accolades:
    • World's 50 Most Admired Wine Brands by Drinks International UK - Placing seven times and achieving a placing of 4th
    • New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year - International Wine & Spirit Competition (UK - 2009, 2007, 2006 & 2004)
    • At NZ International Wine Show (Winestate, AUS - 2019) Villa Maria is named Wine Company of the Year
  • Villa Maria made a pioneering move to 100% screwcaps in 2001
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Contact

Address: PO Box 43046
Mangere, Manukau 2153
New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 255 0660

Website: www.villamariawines.com

Email: enquiries@villamaria.co.nz

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