Villa Maria 2019 Private Bin Rosé

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This delicious rosé from Hawkes Bay is mostly Merlot but has smaller parts of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Malbec in the blend too. A delicious, easy going rosé which although it is completely bone dry it has plenty of summer pudding fruit flavours, with the Pinot Gris component giving it an extra dimension of subtle stoned fruits

Villa Maria was founded by Sir George Fistonich in Auckland in 1962 and is now recognised as a benchmark producer of New Zealand, having expanded its operations to include wineries in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. For the last 30 years Villa Maria has been New Zealand's most awarded winery. At Noble Grape we are great admirers of their ability to make excellent wines at very respectable prices, producing wines which are immensely popular, whilst retaining the original spirit of the founder - a feat which is to be greatly applauded when it is done on this large scale.

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Producer

Villa Maria

Villa Maria was founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich, originally a few hectares of land in Auckland. Now they are among New Zealand's largest wine producers, encompassing vineyards from nearly all of the country's wine regions. Despite their size, they are still 100% family owned. At Noble Grape we are great fans of their wines: they are for us, they are benchmark examples of their type, pretty much across the board in everything they do. From the Bordeaux-beating reds from Hawkes Bay to the bright and crystalline Savs from Marlborough.

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