Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2021  

$15.99 $17.99
5 STARS, NO.1 & BEST BUY Cuisine magazine.  

Villa Maria do it again.  We have not even tried this wine yet but we know that it will be great, overachieving and under priced.  The 2020 Reserve wine is a rock star and it got 2nd behind this one in the tasting!

"This wine exhibits intense perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice. It has a textural palate showing baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, followed by a balanced drying acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish." Winery 

"Resplendent with its gold label, this range is well known on the shelves of supermarkets and specialist wine stores alike.

Case in point: our top wine the Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2021 which pipped the Marlborough Reserve gris to the post by a whisper. At $18 it is a best buy indeed, and makes it a fantastic addition to your summer drinks list. Our judges were suitably impressed with this gris which was described as “bright, fresh and poised.”

On the nose, ripe nashi pears are matched with hints of raspberry and watermelon and subtle white blossom aromas. Pinot gris’ signature pear-drop character is undoubtedly present but nicely balanced through the palate against bright fruit sweetness and flavours of baked apple pie. The palate boasts fantastic texture and lovely length.

An exceptional example that proves that excellent care of fruit and considered winemaking can deliver a brilliant, bright-focussed, layered pinot gris." Cuisine Magazine tasting. 5 Stars, Top PG and best buy!