VILLA MARIA RESERVE WAIRAU VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

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Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017
Gold Medal - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The fruit for this wine comes from a combination of vineyards with varying soils and viticultural techniques from the Southern Valley tributaries of the main Wairau Valley. The common thread between the vineyards was an unrelenting focus on vine health, achieved by careful yield adjustments and water management, as well as a balanced approach to vine nutrition. 

A classic Wairau Valley style bursting with the trademark ripe fruit characters found in this sub region. The nose displays pure and powerful aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, blackcurrant, and underlying subtle flinty tones. The palate is concentrated with an enticing array of ripe gooseberry and guava flavours, naturally complemented by a fine thread of acidity and a long finish."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"An authoritative wine, it is typically ripe and zingy, with impressive weight and length of flavour, and tends to be fuller in body, less herbaceous and rounder than its Clifford Bay stablemate (above). The contributing vineyards vary from vintage to vintage, but Peter and Deborah Jackson's warm, stony vineyard in the heart of the valley has long been a key source of grapes, and sometimes a small part of the blend is barrel-fermented, to enhance its complexity and texture. The 2017 vintage is intensely aromatic and medium-bodied, with incisive, ripely herbaceous flavours, lees-aging notes adding complexity, and a dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar), long finish."


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