It seems pretty fitting that Villa Maria decided to put their Cellar Selection range behind a Gold label – being NZ’s most awarded winery they’ve won a Gold or few in their time.
Their 2019 is out of the traps and, hey presto, more Gold and Trophies for this label. It took out Trophy for Champion Merlot Dominant Wine and a Gold medal at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards 2020 (that’s back to back Trophies at this wine show after coming up trumps in 2019 too!). It’s also got a Gold medal at the NZ International Wine Show 2020 to its name.
Made from a blend of Hawke’s Bay Merlot and Cabernet grapes and aged for 12 months in oak. This classic Bordeaux style has become something of a specialty at Villa Maria. A medium bodied, smooth, rich and supple style red full of dark berry and plum flavours. They reckon try it with Peking duck – although quietly Mum’s Sunday roast pairs just nicely with this style red!