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 2015 is out of the traps and we’d be blown away if this guy doesn’t go through a vintage without scooping a gong or two along the way. Made from a blend of Hawke’s Bay Merlot and Cabernet grapes, this classic Bordeaux style has become something of a specialty at Villa Maria. Probably why last year in Cuisine magazine the previous vintage of this label came out No.2 overall in Cuisine’s NZ Bordeaux blends tasting!
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!