Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £21.38 per bottle.
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Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 showcases bright floral aromas as well as fresh cherries. On the palate is an inviting mixture of milk chocolate and juicy summer berries with hints of fresh portabello mushrooms. This complex wine shows both purity and richness with soft velvety tannins and a gentle acidity to complete the wine.

Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 showcases bright
floral aromas as well as fresh cherries. On the palate is an
inviting mixture of milk chocolate and juicy summer berries
with hints of fresh portabello mushrooms. This complex wine
shows both purity and richness with soft velvety tannins and
a gentle acidity to complete the wine.
Vineyard
In 2018, 50% of the Pinot Noir fruit for this Reserve Pinot
Noir came from two vineyards with deep clay-based soils in
the Wairau Valley. Rutherford and Cowley are in the
sheltered north-facing Ben Morven Valley. Our Taylors Pass
and Seddon Vineyards provided the balance of the fruit and
are in the cooler Awatere Valley, both with free-draining
windblown silt loess soils adjacent to the Awatere River.
Winemaking
100% hand picked, fruit is chilled overnight. Fermented in
small open top fermenters, 5-7 days cold soak, indigenous
yeasts, ferments peaking at 34°C. Total time on skins 22-26
days Matured for 14 months in 35% new french barriques
and 65% seasoned barriques, followed by 4 months settling
in tank .
Vintages
The 2018 growing season started with excellent spring weather and a strong flowering period
which was followed by a summer of hot weather with regular rainfall events. With the warm
temperatures and ample soil moisture, our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages,
luckily the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed. It was
an undeniable quality advantage to be hand harvesting Pinot Noir from our key vineyard sites,
our harvest plans were kept very dynamic, but this extra attention to detail in the vineyard has
certainly provided our Villa Maria Marlborough winery team with the best opportunity to craft
great wines from a difficult year.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Great with soft creamy cheeses.

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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