Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

Named after Clifford Bay, into which the Awatere River empties, this is typically a very classy Marlborough wine. Grown at three sites, the striking 2020 vintage (5*) was handled entirely in stainless steel tanks. Light lemon/green, it is intensely aromatic and weighty, with notably deep melon, passionfruit and green capsicum flavours and a long, dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. A top buy.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

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