Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2017)

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 2017 vintage (4.5*) is a very elegant, vibrantly fruity wine, medium-bodied, with intense, pungently herbaceous flavours to the fore, some tropical fruit notes, and a dry (2.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), lasting finish.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2019

This wine is a Classic.

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