Villa Maria Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

The powerful, stylish 2019 vintage (5*) was fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (38 per cent new), and barrel-aged for 11 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, slightly creamy and smoky bouquet. Mouthfilling, rich, ripe and rounded, it has deep, youthful stone-fruit flavours, enriched with toasty oak, finely balanced acidity, and a long, very harmonious finish. Benchmark stuff, it should be at its best 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2024

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