Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay (2019)

This highly impressive wine is estate-grown at Mangere, in South Auckland. The 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), and oak-aged for 11 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, citrusy bouquet. A very elegant wine, it has concentrated, citrusy, peachy flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, slightly buttery notes adding complexity, balanced acidity, and a persistent finish. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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