Community Review

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2009
New Zealand, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.1/5
Community Reviews: 7
 
Price: $15.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 13%
 
Drink: Now
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Villa Maria

Tom Lewis reviewed this wine as follows:

In the glass it is almost colourless with just a hint of gold. There is an intense nose of gooseberry, passionfruit and a distinct hint of Galia melon skin.

The palate has all the up-front herbaceous, nettley aromas I have come to expect with melon, citrus and lots of mouthwateringly ripe, juicy, tropical fruit acidity.

The finish shows a balance of acidity, residual sweetness and minerality -presumably the result of the grapes being picked at differing levels of ripeness over a period of five weeks, giving both high acidity at one end and ripe sweetness at the other.

It feels clean, well-made, approachable and familiar and, if you're new to kiwi Sauvignon, this is as good a place as any to start.
 

  


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