Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot

Clean, green, with a little bit of Gold.

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Trophy Champion Merlot, Cabernet & Blends (Air NZ Wine Awards 2017), Gold medal (Air NZ Wine Awards 2017), 4 Stars (Michael Cooper MW)
  • Certified Bio-Gro Organic Merlot - free of nasty pesticides and herbicides!
  • Soft, silky Hawke's Bay Merlot with bright, juicy berry fruit flavours
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    RRP $23.99

    $14.99

    You wonder whether it had crossed Villa Maria’s mind to put this wine into a Gold or Green label.

    Gold because, well, they’re NZ’s most awarded winery and rarely go a vintage without slapping one or two Golds on their labels (Gold at Air NZ Wine Awards 2017 just to prove the point and a Trophy for Champion Merlot to rub it in).

    Green because, well, it’s clean, green and totally mean!

    “Organic” ain’t on the label by way of fluffy marketing drivel. They take this stuff seriously at Villa. Produced from one of Villa’s Hawke’s Bay vineyards that’s 21 hectares of entirely Certified Bio-Gro Organic, free of nasty pesticides and herbicides and instead uses organic products and seaweed to prevent pests and encourage growth.

    A full bodied, rich and smooth Merlot with bright, juicy berry fruit flavours. Downright delicious with a cut of good New Zealand lamb.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Air NZ Wine Awards Trophy (2)
    Air NZ Wine Awards Gold
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
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