Villa Maria

Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The wine identity card

Region: New Zealand / South Island / Marlborough

Estate : Villa Maria Estate

Vintage: 2021

Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Alcohol: 12.5%

The winemaker and his history

Welcome to Domaine Villa Maria, the most decorated New Zealand family estate in the country.

It all started in 1961, when Georges Fistonich rented a vineyard of less than one hectare in Mangere south of Auckland and made his first wine.

Since then, Villa Maria has grown to become one of the best-known estates in the country. Several times named “Winery of the Year” in New Zealand and praised by the international press, Villa Maria has vineyards in the best wine-growing regions of the country.

The estate is also very largely involved in eco-responsible environmental approaches and in organic viticulture.

A word from the winegrower

“The name Villa Maria was coined, very aptly, after a few drinks with friends. Internationally, Villa is a suitable name for a house and Maria is a very common name among Croatian women. The combination of the two had both a family feel and overall appeal.”

Prepare the tasting

Ideal Temperature : 11 - 13°C - i.e. 25 min in the refrigerator or 5 min in the freezer

Perfect Pairings: shellfish (lobsters, shrimp, lobster), vegetarian dishes, goat cheeses

The tasting

The view: A beautiful straw yellow color

Smell: Fruity aromas of melon, mango but also a delicate bouquet of lime and white flowers (chamomile, peach)

Taste: Juicy mouthfeel, with notes of invigorating grapefruit, notes of lime zest and kaffir lime (citrus family). A nice length in the mouth.

Wine in 3 words