Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay

"Supremely elegant and complex". Gets a pass mark from us too.

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay

2020, Marlborough New Zealand
  • Single vineyard Chardonnay from Villa's Taylor's Pass site on the banks of the Awatere River
  • 96/100 (Sam Kim) - "Supremely elegant and complex"
  • 93/100 (Bob Campbell MW) - "Pure and ethereal chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, toasty oak and subtle oyster-shell flavours supported by fruity acidity"
  • Elegant style Chardonnay with real finesse - citrusy, slightly smoky, very tasty indeed!
  • 2 in stock

    RRP $49.99

    $39.99

    You shall not pass! Unless it’s Taylor’s Pass, in which case come on in and help yourself a lovely big glass of a seriously lovely Chardonnay from Middle Earth’s finest Chardonnay producer, Villa Maria.

    Their Single Vineyard series are wines produced from exclusive, small parcels of land and in this case their Taylor’s Pass site on the north bank of Marlborough’s Awatere River. Not for the first time this site has proven to be a hot bed for truly world class Chardonnay for the Villa crew.

    It’s all hand picked fruit, whole bunch pressed, entirely barrel fermented for nine months in oak. It’s what they like to call an “elegant Chardonnay, stylish finesse, savoury French oak, flavours of apricot, grilled white peach.”

    We like to think of it as your citrusy, slightly smoky style Chardonnay – very, very tasty indeed! The more elegant style Chardonnay like this pairs best with dishes like pan fried fish or sautéed scallops in light buttery, creamy sauces. Drink now to 2026.

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 96 Points
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars

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    Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay
    Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2020, Marlborough New Zealand
    $39.99 RRP $49.99
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