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Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Wine Review

Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $30.75

Drink: 2016-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Villa Maria

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Gorgeous tropical fruit and wild thyme on the nose of this flinty, mineral-rich Sauvignon Blanc. Terrific flavour extraction without heaviness. Aromas of grapefruit, smoke and lime. Pair with smoked salmon.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: baked goat cheese with cranberry and cherry coulee, goat cheese green onion and smoked salmon pizza.

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This Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was reviewed on September 1, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

Pricing & Stock Information

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  • $26.93 
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Reviews and Ratings

Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Grown on Limestone hills. Water white colour, Crisp green apple, lemon, white grapefruit and salty sweat. (A touch of funky fun) This is accompanied with a few traditional notes of gooseberry and passionfruit. Flavours bring forth Grapefruit, asparagus, kiwi and nectarines There is a fruity sweet finish with stone fruits and starfruit persisting. Juicy and mouth watering. Pair with white balsamic glazed chicken and arugula-endive goats cheese salad. - 90 points
David Skinner rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

South of the Wairau River along the foothills in Marlborough lies a piece of land that lies in the shadow of the Villa Maria cellar door. Known as the Soouthern Clays, vines grown here are well protected from winds and get a significant advantage in terms of warmth and moisture retention. Such influences give the wines made from this area a tropical profile with plenty of herbal influence. This wine presents all these in abundance.

Medium straw colour. Fragrances of passionfruit, citrus and interesting accents of smoke, herbs and bramble. Mouth-watering acidity. Tropical fruit flavours and orange zest lead to a generous finish with minerality leading the charge.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Leafy, lemony, herbaceous, stony with well-integrated acidity. Pair with grilled octopus.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Almost clear light straw colour. Aromas of grapefruit with pungent herbal character. This wine has a light and fresh citrus and herbaceous palate. Score 88. (S.Segard, reviewed Sept. 25, 2017)
Villa Maria Southern Clays (2016) is a single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from South Island, Marlborough. On the nose, Southern Clays is ripe tropical fruit, bell pepper and light herbs. On the palate the wine is medium-weight, with more ripe fruit and zesty herbs, grapefruit, lime and smoky flavours. Drink now. - Community Wine Reviews

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