A big and bold Sauvignon Blanc, packed with flavors of mango, nectarine and fresh herbs that come together beautifully on the nose and palate. Long on the finish. Drink now through mid-2011.
Villa Maria’s Wairau Reserve showcases the ripe tropical fruit associated with the “bony” soils of the Wairau Valley, alongside hints of pink grapefruit, currants and just a touch of leafy greens. It’s medium bodied and slightly creamy in texture, further enhancing that impression of ripeness, although it’s never heavy or fat.
This is a big, broad-shouldered Sauvignon Blanc, slightly oily in texture, with pungent scents of crushed tomato leaf and plenty of gooseberry fruit. The high alcohol, moderate acidity and richly concentrated fruit give the impression of sweetness on the long finish.