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VillaMaria CS Gisborne Albarino NV

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: 20182017

Food Pairing

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

Vineyards and Winemaking

The 2018 Gisborne season was characterised by a very warm summer followed by intermittent late February and March rain events. 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.

FRUIT HANDLING: A combination of handpicking (75%) followed by whole bunch pressing and machine harvesting followed by pressing and cold settling of the juice.

FERMENTATION: 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.

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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