One of the most impressive NZ Pinot Gris's we have enjoyed recently.
Gold Medal @ Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021
"Only Villa Maria wines of exceptional quality are awarded the designation 'Reserve'. Our philosophy and commitment to sustainability and quality is exemplified by the awards and accolades these wines achieve in wine judging around the world.
Predominantly sourced from our iconic Taylors Pass and Seddon Vineyards, this Pinot Gris is a rich, textural, opulent wine with a creamy palate from spending extended time ageing on yeast lees. The exotic tropical fruit flavours are framed by a soft, yet balanced acidity and unctuous texture." Winery notes
"An enticing, fruity, varietal and detailed bouquet of Gris with aromas of fresh and baked pear, fresh and baked apple, fruit spices and a core of leesy complexity. Lots of weight, flavour and complexity on the palate with pears and quinces, apples and white peach. There’s an apple custard cream texture enhanced by the spices of fruit and natural white pepper note from the variety. Balanced, well made and ready. Best drinking upon purchase and through 2023+." Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS