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Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2013
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 9
Price: $21.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 13.5%

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Villa Maria

Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

A nice classic tasting Pinot Noir. I like this wine because it tastes light on the palate and has the nice strawberry, cherry aromas on the nose. Easy to drink on its own or with a piece of Oka cheese.
I also had an interesting experience with opening the wine. All New Zealand wine is sealed with a screw top. When I opened this bottle there was a clear pop sound much like you would get from a cork. I wrote to the winery and received a great explanation.
As Follows
" The pop noise can be caused by the sticking down of the cap liner to the rim of the glass bottle especially when there is a small amount of wine residue present on the rim. Temperature variations cause the wine to expand and contract and create either higher or lower pressure in the headspace between the wine and seal. A vacuum is created inside the cap between top of the cap and the liner before the liner fixes into the thread groove and detaches from the rim. The vacuum is then filled with air and a pop is heard as the cap opened, especially if opened quickly. This is due to a good seal on the bottle." Philip Avis Quality and Compliance Manager.
The wine was good and I enjoyed it. The explanation was first rate and well appreciated. Villa Maria winery is New Zealand`s most awarded winery.


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