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VillaMaria CellarSelection Gisborne Albarino 2015

Cellar Selection

Gisborne Albariño

The aromas of this unique & charming wine are intriguing with a fresh scented array of lime, peach, apricot & honeysuckle characters


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Tasting Notes

The aromas of this unique and charming wine are intriguing with a fresh 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.

Download full tasting notes: 2017

Food Pairing

Ideally suited to antipasto, tapas and fresh seafood, particularly calamari served with a squeeze of lemon.

Vineyards and Winemaking

 The 2017 Gisborne season was characterised by a very warm and dry summer followed by some significant March rain events. The loose clustered Albariño variety handled the conditions admirably to achieve full ripeness whilst maintaining excellent condition at harvest. Naturally low yields facilitated
optimum flavour development.

FRUIT HANDLING: A combination of machine harvesting followed by crushing, pressing and handpicking and then whole bunch pressing.

FERMENTATION: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15 degrees C. with several cultured aromatic yeast strains.

91 points - Lots of varietal character, although the flavour concentration is dialled down. A weighty texture and subtle spice provide an elegant finish.

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