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.
From a great 2019 Hawke’s Bay vintage, aged 12 months in oak before release, this is a super smooth, supple, silky style red that is seriously drinkable. Surely one of NZ’s best value Merlots we reckon! Check this out…
Trophy Champion Merlot (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
Trophy Champion NZ Bordeax Red (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
Double Gold medal (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
5 Stars, 93/100 (Sam Kim)
93/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
Top Value (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
Don’t go looking for this one in supermarkets, you won’t find it. The guys at Villa Maria have decided to keep this seriously good wine exclusively for wine shops and online wine stores.
Grab a case, or two, or three – this is good to go for 5 years from vintage.