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Villa Maria SV Seddon Vineyard PinotGris NV

Single Vineyard

Seddon Pinot Gris

Grown on the southern bank of the Awatere River, the Seddon Vineyard sits on an elevated and exposed site in southern Marlborough.

The unique micro-climate and papa soil imparts concentrated fruit flavours and a perfumed bouquet of baking spices, with a finely textured creamy finish from time on yeast lees.

Tasting Notes

This is a rich, textural wine with a creamy palate from spending extended time ageing on yeast lees. Aromas of fresh honeycomb intermingle with juicy summer peaches and crushed almonds. The fleshy palate is framed by a soft but balanced acidity with savoury finish.

Download full tasting notes: 202220202019

Vineyards and Winemaking

This Pinot Gris is sourced from our iconic Seddon Vineyard on the southern bank of the Awatere River.

The vineyard site is situated on the southern bank of the Awatere River in Marlborough, sheltered from the cooling weather patterns resulting in a warm meso-climate. The loam soils have a distinctive soft clay "papa-rock" base allowing grapes to easily achieve physiological ripeness and fruit concentration. The vineyard has several terraces gradually gaining in altitude away from the riverbank, with vine ages between 15-20 years old.

Soils And Viticulture

The Marlborough growing season started off well with very little frost pressure during spring. Flowering went without a glitch, due healthy soil moisture levels the canopies looked lush and vibrant. The start of 2022 summer was slightly colder; February was below the long-term average in temperature however the weather settled with a slightly damp autumn.

A definitive bouquet with aromas of fresh apple and white nectarine, crumbled stone mineral and a fine lees layer adds complexity. A floral blossom also adding charm. A brief satin touch is followed by a spice and lees quality before the fruit flavours of pear and apple then a juicy white nectarine flavours coat the palate. Acidity refreshes the palate adding a crisp texture as well. – 93 points

Cam Douglas


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