The wines of Villa MariaBy Villa Maria Nov 22, 2010 7:01AM UTC
Villa Maria offers an extensive range of wine so that there is something to make everyone smile. Villa Maria offers fours ranges to provide our drinkers with wines that match every occasion and budget. But it can be a little confusing to the uninitiated as to when to choose which type of wine, when, so we aim to dispel any mystery now.
In addition to New Zealand’s major exports; Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, Villa Maria offers a generous array of other varietals such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon . We’ve recently just launched an Arneis which historically regards Northern Italy as home. This is an example of how Villa Maria prides itself in its innovation eagerness to try new things.
Villa Maria was one of the first wineries in New Zealand to set aside their highest quality grapes to harness this superior quality as Reserve wines. Today, Villa Maria offers fours ranges to provide our drinkers with wines that match every occasion and budget. As you work your way up through the ‘ladder of quality’ the site selection is becoming more specific, until when you reach our exclusive Single Vineyard range where these wines have come from our best performing vineyards for that varietal in that year. Like vintage champagne, they are only produced in the best years.
The freshness and purity of fruit characteristics that New Zealand wines are so acclaimed for are beautifully expressed in all Villa Maria’s highly awarded wines.
Villa Maria’s Wines Explained….
Private Bin (Cream label)- fresh, fruit driven wines designed for every day drinking with or without food. These are our most popular wines and are distributed to more than 50 countries around the world.
Cellar Selection (Gold Label) – From here up to the Single Vineyard range these wines are best enjoyed with Food. Cellar section offers greater depth and fruit concentration compared to Private Bin. Very versatile to match with a wide array of foods.
Reserve (Black Label)– A special occasion wine. When talking Sauvignon Blanc, think of Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc on steroids. Perfect with a special occasion meal of oysters! Its perfume is more intense and the body of the wine in your mouth is fuller and richer with a longer length.
Single Vineyard (Thin vertical black label) – Made in very limited quantities, this range of wine captures the French notion of terroir – where the unique site of the vineyard expresses itself to you in the glass. Very elegant with a long lingering finish. Often said to be so good you want to drink them solo!