VILLA MARIA RESERVE MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY 2015

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Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2017

Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"This wine is produced from a mix of top Chardonnay clones grown on select premium vineyards in the gentle north facing clay soils of the Southern valleys and additional vineyards on the gravels of the Wairau Valley floor. A range of viticulture techniques, including low crop loading and a measured approach to nutrition are employed to ensure balance and health is achieved. This allows the vine the best chance to express site and fruit concentration.

This classic Marlborough Chardonnay reflects site and a sensitive approach to winemaking. Fragrant citrus, complex flint and nut aromas combine with a distinctive core of mineral, lemon and mealy characters to form a seamless palate. Fine-grained French oak and refined acidity create a tightly woven palate with understated concentration and length. This wine will develop complex mineral and toast like characters with bottle age."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"With its rich, slightly mealy, citrusy flavours, this is a distinguished wine, concentrated and finely structured. A marriage of intense, ripe Marlborough fruit with French oak, it is one of the region's greatest Chardonnays. It is typically grown and hand-picked in the warmest sites supplying Chardonnay grapes to Villa Maria, in the Awatere and Wairau valleys. The highly refined 2015 vintage was fermented and matured for nine months in French oak barriques and puncheons (30 per cent new), and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The bouquet is fragrant and complex; the palate is highly concentrated, with rich, peachy, citrusy flavours, integrated oak, and a long finish. Best drinking 2018+."


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