Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Marlborough Pinot Gris (2020)

One of the country's top Pinot Gris, this Awatere Valley wine is estate-grown and partly barrel-fermented (in 2020, 32 per cent of the blend was fermented in seasoned oak barriques; the rest was fermented and lees-aged for nine months in tanks). Currently delicious, the 2020 vintage (5*) is highly fragrant, weighty and rich, with notably concentrated, stone-fruit flavours, a slightly oily texture and a dryish (9 grams/litre of residual sugar), well-rounded finish

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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