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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

Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

Marlborough
  • 75cl bottle

Our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 showcases bright floral aromas as well as fresh cherries. On the palate is an inviting mixture of milk chocolate and juicy summer berries with hints of fresh portabello mushrooms. This complex wine shows both purity and richness with soft velvety tannins and a gentle acidity to complete the wine.

Vineyards

From two vineyards with deep clay-based soils in the Wairau Valley. Rutherford and Cowley are in the sheltered north-facing Ben Morven Valley. Our Taylors Pass and Seddon Vineyards provided the balance of the fruit and are in the cooler Awatere Valley, both with free-draining windblown silt loess soils adjacent to the Awatere River.

Vintage

The season was long and dry across our key wine growing regions creating spectacular conditions to ripen fruit. Our grapes were harvested in perfect condition with excellent fl flavours and intensity.

Winemaking

100% hand picked, fruit is chilled overnight. Fermented in small open top fermenters, 5-7 days cold soak, indigenous yeasts, ferments peaking at 34°C. Total time on skins 22-26 days Matured for 14 months in 35% new French barriques and 65% seasoned barriques, followed by 4 months settling in tank .

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
Great with soft creamy cheeses.