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1 - 11 of 11 Wines By Villa Maria
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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Villa Maria selects clones of Pinot Gris that produce lower yields with smaller bunches, which translates into more concentrated flavours. The viticulturists spend a great deal of time monitoring and adjusting the crop levels to make sure the vines are carrying the right amount of grapes. Low yields of two to three kilos per vine, timely leaf plucking and canopy management activities concentrate the flavours in the grapes. Although this leads to a smaller harvest, the emphasis is placed on quality not quantity, culminating in a fully opulent Pinot Gris wine.
$2349each
$281DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Close attention is paid to vine health and fruit development, crop loading and fruit exposure. Parcels of Pinot Gris grapes, most of them picked by hand, are gently pressed to render a pure concentrated juice, lightly settled for twelve hours before transfer to a mix of fermenters and old oak barriques. Neutral yeasts and a cool vinification are employed to preserve the natural purity of fruit. Warmer barrel ferments by indigenous yeasts add complexity. Upon completion, parcels are kept on yeast lees for three months while being treated to a weekly battonage, building palate texture and richness. This wine is then assembled, lightly fined and filtered to bottle.
 
Straw yellow peach colour. Perfumed aromas of pineapple and ripe pear with hints of gentle spice. Engaging sweet floral characters everywhere, from the fine silky entrance to the luxuriantly creamy mid palate, a rich and warm appealing new world style. A luscious mouthful of fruit showing generous baked apple and cinnamon characters, followed by a lively, rich and harmonious finish. Pair with lightly spiced Asian cuisine or fresh summer salad with crab.
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
An accord of fruit from Marlborough's Awatere and Wairau Valleys, propitious vineyards enriched by sunshine and stimulated by cooling ocean breezes. Central to the excellence of Villa Maria is an uncompromising attention to the health of each individual vine and cleanliness of environment. A Pinot Noir of remarkable intensity, redolent with the titillating complexity of fragrant fresh herbs, brimming with red cherry fruit richness, the savouryness of grilled mushroom and aromatic smoke, engaging and articulate over a length of fine, grainy tannins.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
From fruit grown to Templar Vineyard in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, fully BioGro Certified. This low cropping site is managed with a focus on enhancing soil vitality to grow healthy and balanced vines, employing organic methods to work in complete harmony with nature. The most pristine grapes have been secured for Cellar Selection, the harvesting carried out with inscrutable timing to capture all the naturally juicy flavours. A fresh, fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc with lithe passionfruit, kiwi and citrus characters from nose, through palate to finish.
$2349each
$281DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Templar Vineyard occupies two gently sloping terraces above Awatere River, each picked to optimal flavour ripeness and processed separately to provide a number of blending options. All parcels spend time on skin contact to enhance the intensity, followed by a gentle press, cold settling and racking. Cool fermentations are employed to retain purity of flavour and aromatics. Upon completion, batches remain on yeast lees for several months to build richness and mouthfeel. Components are racked and assembled, gently fined, filtered and immediately bottled, preserving the purity of flavour, freshness and superb palate richness.
 
Vibrant, light straw colour. A beautifully intense and lively wine, overflowing with aromas of ripe gooseberry, melon and passionfruit with hints of grapefruit, nettles and lime. A pure expression of Marlborough, mouthfilling and juicy with vibrant fruit, fantastic mid palate richness and weight of fruit, finishing rich and racy with a crisp line of acidity and excellent length. A match to salmon, green beans and potato salad.
Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay
Gisborne Hawkes Marlborough
Available by the dozen
A collation of harvests from splendid vineyards in Te Ika-a-Māui, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne provide the backbone of fruit. Waipara and Marlborough contribute components at the fruitier end of varietal spectrum. Fashioned to a medium bodied style that's delicately aromatic, soft on the palate and appealingly dry, ideally enjoyed alongside crisp skinned chicken or sticky pork ribs.
$2149each
$257DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chardonnay is harvested throughout the cool of early morning, parcels are crushed and gently pressed. To ensure a soft and intensely flavoured wine, pressings are kept apart and separately handled. Juices are treated to a long cool vinification in controlled fermenters to retain vitality and crisp fruit characters. An occasional lees stirring and course of malolactic serve to enrich the palate. A select component is filled to a selection of French oak barriques for an extravagant old world style of barrel ferments, adding complexity and infusing textural richness. Upon completion, batches are held on gross lees for several months before assemblage and filtration into the finished wine.
 
Pale straw hues. Ripe tropical fruits, peach and kernel aromas dominate the bouquet, pear notes with underlying citrus and fig characters. A big palate of stonefruit flavours, crisp apple notes and creamy, mealy textures are supported by well integrated nougat oak. A medium bodied wine that's generous on the bouquet yet soft on the palate, styled for immediate enjoyment right now.
Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot
Hawkes Bay
Available by the dozen
From fruit grown to closely husbanded vines on the Villa Maria estate property, at the outskirts of the eminent Gimblett Gravels precinct in Hawkes Bay. The vineyard has been managed to holistic principles of viticulture for many years, the quality of wine speaks for itself. Rather than relying on herbicides or pesticides, the focus is on enhancing soil health and yielding harvests of clean, natural grapes. Yields are kept limited to realize a quality of fruit that's concentrated and bursting with ripe natural sugars.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
A minimalistic approach is employed throughout the winemaking process to complement what has been painstakingly achieved in the vineyard. Merlot grapes are destemmed and crushed into fermentation vessels. Fruit is pumped over and plunged several times daily for optimal extraction rich of colour, flavour and and just the right amount of gentle, soft tannins. Following the press and completion of malolactic, a component is transferred to a selection of seasoned French and American oak barriques for a year's maturation. Free range organic egg whites are employed to naturally soften the wine's tannins prior to filtration into bottle.
 
Deep crimson hues. The nose offers lifted ripe fruit aromas of blood plums and bramble along with dark chocolate oak. Vibrant red plum and berry fruits over subtle spice and cedar undertones. An abundance of dark fruit are paired with fine grained tannins to give a generous and rounded mouthfeel of great intensity and persistence. The full, textured palate and soft tannins make Villa Maria an excellent food wine.
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Villa Maria possess the magic touch with Pinot Gris, regularly clearing international wine events of prestigious trophies. Private Bin has been included in the Decanter Top 50 Best Under £10 and identified as a Decanter favourite. Villa Maria retain the finest vineyards throughout New Zealand's grand expansive viticultural precincts, affording the team every opportunity to collate harvests at the zenith of flavour development. Exciting characters of lychee and pinenut, apples and melon, a crisp and racy acidity. Meet your Maria at a Trattoria, for an evening of gaiety, gorgonzola and Gris.
$2149each
$257DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Fruit is sourced from vineyards across a range of mesoclimes, a spectrum of flavour profiles to maintain continuity of style. The majority of sites are trained to vertical shoot position, special care is taken to maintain vine health, clean fruit and balance. Parcels are harvested over several weeks at varying levels of ripeness. Fruit is crushed, pressed and cold settled before being racked clean off lees for vinification. Neutral and aromatic yeast strains are employed to inoculate the clear juice. Fermentations are conducted at cooler temperatures, to retain delicate flavour and preserve aromatics.
 
Light straw hue. Bursting with a fruit salad bowl of scents, ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic notes. An exciting palate offering layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. A well balanced and invigorating wine, food matches are aplenty, but ideally to be served chilled with shellfish, your favourite chicken recipe or runny cheese.
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
$2349each
$281DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Villa Maria Reserve Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Gisborne
Available in cartons of six
An assemblage of elite parcels from Gisborne's most prestigious vineyards. Katoa and McDiarmid Hill are western edged sites on gently north facing hillside slopes. Blessed with auspicious aspects and ample sunshine, drying breezes and cooler temperatures. A choice harvest from the propitious Ledger Block in the middle of Patutahi, contributes the richness of fully ripened fruit. The luxury of oak barrel ferments infuses opulent smokey, grilled nut characters, creamyness and serious palate weight, an extended finish of luxurious French cake house complexities.
$4299each
$515DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
From the southern tributaries of Wairau Valley. Identifiably Wairau Valley in its elocution, bursting with all the trademark ripe fruit exuberance that speaks of sunshine, alluvium and prevailing maritime winds. Villa Maria are all about exemplary standards of viticulture, care for the soil and fastidious husbandry of each sacred vine. Pure, powerful varietal aromas of passionfruit, blackcurrants and grapefruit, an underlying flinty complexity, gooseberries and guava, rejuvenated by a fine thread of cleansing acidity on the lingering finish.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
Marlborough's Seddon Vineyard is a spectacular site, sheltered from the southern elements within a very warm mesoclime. Fruit is all hand picked throughout the chill of early morning and treated to a minimalist vinification to preserve the urgency of fully ripened Pinot Gris on the vine. Aromatic with pear, cinnamon and floral spice, finely textured and judiciously off dry, elegantly defined with exemplary balance between crisp acidity, textures and intensity of fruit, an engagingly compex, lingering finish.
$3299each
$395DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
An elite block of Pinot Noir at Rutherford Vineyard, nestled within the gently north facing foothills of Ben Morven Valley in the Southern Marlborough Clays. Crafted to minimalist handling techniques, a beguilingly eloquent style of Pinot Noir defined by its outstanding purity and finesse. Seductive perfumes of ripe red apple, violets and lithe, fragrant spice over an expansive Pinot palate layered with bright fresh fruit flavours, supported by supple tannins and delicate background oak, a lengthy, exquisitely balanced, immaculate, satin sheen finish.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Its relative youthfulness not withstanding, the New Zealand based Villa Maria Group is establishing a reputation as one of the great wine companies of the world

Founded in 1961 and still operated by George Fistonich, Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines.

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Realising that it takes more than just good winemaking to produce quality, a passion to succeed begins in the vineyard. Astute site selection by Villa Maria's vineyard experts, is followed by superior vineyard management and then complemented by expert winemaking. A strong focus on continually improving the vineyards is considered by Villa Maria to be an incredibly important factor in quality winemaking.

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Vineyards have the highest of priority for Villa Maria whose team really does live and breathe the philosophy that it all starts in the vineyard. The grapes produced must be superb quality, as this is the essence of good winemaking. Villa Maria owns vineyards and sources grapes from contract growers from some of the best sites in three of New Zealand's leading grape growing regions; Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.

Villa Maria Estate has two state-of-art wineries in New Zealand. The largest is the new Auckland Winery and Vineyard Park. The Marlborough winery is based in one of New Zealand's premium grape-growing regions. The winery now crushes Villa Maria's Marlborough harvest from its vineyards and contract growers throughout the region. A new winery in Auckland was essential for Villa Maria to meet the increased domestic and export demand for wines and it has been designed to allow for long-term growth. Villa Maria also has 20 hectares of vines at the Auckland Winery site.

As well as managing the company and publicly owned vineyard sites, Villa Maria's winemaking team work closely with contract growers. Villa Maria has a team of 80 dedicated contract growers in Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and Marlborough who grow grapes under the close guidance of the company’s vineyard experts. Villa Maria's viticulturists, based in all three regions, have one focus - to consistently deliver quality fruit that is physiologically ready, to the winemakers.

Villa Maria was named as one of the world's 50 great wine producers by Wine Spectator. Named New Zealand Wine Company of the Year at Australia's Winestate Wine Awards for the sixth time in seven years. New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year and Best Sauvignon Blanc Trophy - 2004 International Wine and Spirit Competitions in the United Kingdom. Trophy for the Most Successful Exhibitor at the 2004 New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show for the third time in four years and winemaker Alastair Maling MW, collecting the Gold Medal for Champion Winemaker of the Show. This is the third time in four years Villa Maria winemakers have won the award. George Fistonich was also short listed as one of 50 prominent figures in the wine industry by UK Wine International Magazine, named New Zealander of the year by the prestigious National Business Review, and in the top ten New Zealanders by daily newspaper, The New Zealand Herald.

http://www.villamaria.co.nz/ - Villa Maria
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Villa Maria pioneered the development of specialist publicly owned vineyard companies in New Zealand with the setting up of Seddon and Terra Vitae Vineyards. Both companies own vineyards, which Villa Maria is contracted both to manage and source grapes from. Seddon was the first ever public vineyard company in New Zealand. Terra Vitae owns vineyards in Hawke's Bay and Marlborough. Many of the estate's Hawkes Bay red grape varietals are planted in company owned and managed vineyards in the area known as Gimblett Gravels. Now regarded as an appellation in its own right, Gimblett Gravels represents 34 wineries and winegrowers, including Villa Maria Estate. The area, which takes in the Gimblett Road, is defined both by location and by soil type. Vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels area have already produced numerous award winning red wines for Villa Maria.

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