Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay

Big, bold, buttery heaven in a glass!

Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay

2018, Gisborne New Zealand
  • The classic barrel fermented Gisborne Chardonnay - from one of NZ's top Chardonnay producers
  • Big, bold, buttery heaven in a glass!
  • Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2020)
  • Great upon release - but this guy is going to get better and better! Drink from now to 2028
  • RRP $39.99

    $33.99

    Gisborne’s a region that made its name from those big, bold and beautiful styles of Chardonnay. So when one of New Zealand’s best Chardonnay producers (okay, they’re probably the best!) Villa Maria set out to make a traditional big, barrel fermented style they went straight to some of their finest Gizzy vineyards to source the fruit.

    Big, bold, buttery heaven in a glass is how we like to call this one. Rest assure, nothing sneaks its way into a Villa Maria Reserve label without being bang on the mark.

    Released after a couple of years from vintage, you’ll love it upon release but give it a few years yet and boy will it hit its straps. In fact the guys at Villa reckon it’s good to be tucked away for 8-10 years, so up to 2027.

    We love a good food and wine match – try busting this one out with a dish of seared tuna. Yum!

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    NZIWS Gold

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