Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris (2020)

Delicious in its youth, the 2020 vintage (5*) was grown in the Awatere Valley and fermented in a mix of stainless steel tanks (61 per cent) and seasoned oak barriques (39 per cent). A sturdy, Alsace-style Pinot Gris, it is scented and vibrantly fruity, with fresh, concentrated stone-fruit flavours, gentle acidity, a sliver of sweetness (12 grams/litre of residual sugar), and a finely balanced, rich finish. Best drinking 2023+. Fine value.


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

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

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