Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Named after Clifford Bay, into which the Awatere River empties, this is a very classy Marlborough wine. Seddon Vineyards and the Taylors Pass Vineyard – both managed but not owned by Villa Maria – are the key sources of fruit. Handled entirely in stainless steel tanks and aged on its light yeast lees for several months, the wine typically exhibits the leap-out-of-the-glass fragrance and zingy, explosive flavour of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at its best. The outstanding 2019 vintage (5*) is a powerful, punchy wine, with lifted, freshly herbaceous aromas. Already delicious, it is weighty and vibrant, with pure, penetrating flavours of passionfruit, lime and green capsicums, that build across the palate to a dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), lasting finish. A great buy.

  • Vintage: White Wine
  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Number of Stars: 5
  • Price: $25 NZD
  • Sweetness: DRY
  • Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition 2020


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