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Villa Maria CS Marlborough Pinot Gris NV

Cellar Selection

Marlborough Pinot Gris

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.

Tasting Notes

Our Cellar Selection Pinot Gris showcases fresh floral and spring blossom aromas with hints of baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. The palate has rich fruit flavours of ripe pears, nectarine and orange zest intermingled with roasted almonds. This wine offers a complex creamy texture with delicate refreshing acidity on the finish.

Download full tasting notes: 2021

Food Pairing

A great aperitif served chilled or match with lightly spiced Asian cuisine.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough. Fruit is harvested in cool night temperatures to enhance aromatics, then fermented with aromatic and textural yeast strains. The wine matures on its yeast lees for a closely monitored period of time to develop a complex creamy texture, before blending, finishing and bottling whilst still youthful to enhance freshness.

Highly fragrant, this full-bodied, finely textured wine has generous, well-ripened pear and peach flavours and a smooth, slightly sweet, very harmonious finish. Drink now or cellar.

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