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Sir George Fistonich, Founder and President, standing holding a glass of red wine, in front of a Villa Maria winery sign outside the winery

Cellar Selection Albariño 2020

Gisborne
  • 75cl bottle

The aromas of this unique and charming wine are intriguing with a freshly scented array of lime, peach, apricot and honeysuckle characters. The palate features bright fruit and tangy acidity, leading the wine to a delicate and dry styled finish with excellent length.

Vineyards

The loose clustered Albariño variety handled the conditions admirably to achieve full ripeness whilst maintaining excellent condition and balanced natural acidity at harvest. Naturally low yields facilitated optimum flavour development. A combination of handpicking (75%) followed by whole bunch pressing and machine harvesting followed by pressing and cold settling of the juice.

Vintage

The 2020 Gisborne season was exceptional, thanks to a long, warm and dry summer creating spectacular conditions to ripen fruit. Our grapes were harvested in perfect condition with excellent flavours and intensity.

Winemaking

Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15 degrees C. with several cultured aromatic yeast strains. 10% of the blend was fermented with wild yeast in an old oak puncheon to provide complexity and texture.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
Ideally suited to antipasto, tapas and fresh seafood, particularly calamari