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Just in Time for Summer .... Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 has arrived<br>

Just in Time for Summer .... Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 has arrived

Hot off the press, this is the latest vintage of Villa Maria’s most popular wine.  Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes picked from vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, it is the perfect wine for a summery chicken salad, grilled seafood or even enjoyed on its own.

"This intense Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with aromas of fresh snow peas, delicate florals and zesty limes.  On the palate, the juicy  acidity is balanced with flavours of melon, passionfruit and ruby grapefruit – just what you would expect from a good Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.”
Alastair Maling MW, General Manager
Winemaking and Viticulture

The 2014 Vintage Report
Marlborough experienced one of the warmest starts on record this season. Few frosts through spring with warmer soil conditions saw a great start for all varieties with a good bud burst with high fruitfulness.

Regular rain kept the canopies healthy through to January. There was some rainfall through the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay flowering.  Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling all had good flowering and bunch weights. Additional thinning was required to bring the yields back into balance.

The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested across a wide  picking window, starting on the 13th of March and finishing on the 20th of April - tonnages above average across the vineyards.  The intense ripe flavours shone through, with quality looking fantastic.

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