Villa Maria / 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.

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Villa Maria / 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

COUNTRY/REGION: New Zealand/Hawkes Bay.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 8% Malbec.

ABV: 13.5%

This densely coloured wine shows lovely aromatics with layers of red and black plum, mingling with cassis, smoky roast coffee bean, dried thyme and complex cedary spice nuances. The palate is soft yet concentrated, with wonderfully fine-grained tannins and integrated oak. While approachable in its youth, this wine will benefit and gain additional complexity from careful cellaring over the next 10-15 years.

VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine was grown entirely on the gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels growing region in Hawkes Bay. Our different vineyards contribute small parcels of exceptional fruit, each with their own unique characteristics. The free draining soils of these sites help ensure balanced fruit and canopy growth which is essential for ripe flavours and tannin development. Yields are cropped low allowing vines to produce fruit that is richly concentrated in colour, flavour and structure.


WINEMAKING: 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak, 43% new.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.