Attractive Riesling aromas of citrus zest and honeysuckle are accompanied by intense Noble Botrytis characters of apricot, mango and dried fruits. The palate is characteristically mouth filling with a dominating orange blossom and sweet spice core balanced by a fine backbone of cleansing acidity. This wine exhibits superb concentration with great length and persistence of flavour.
The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. 100% New Zealand and family owned, Villa Maria Estate was founded by George Fistonich in 1961 and, through his dedication to quality, Villa Maria Estate has claimed the title of New Zealand's Most Awarded Wines for over thirty years. Villa Maria Estate makes wines as nature intended, clean, fresh, intensely varietal and elegant. Wines in the Reserve range are the best examples of vintage, vineyard and varietal character. The Riesling Grapes for this wine are grown in the Fletcher vineyard, located on the central valley floor of the Wairau Valley and characterised by free-draining alluvial soils.