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Villa Maria 2011 Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay

Villa Maria 2011 Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay

Price: $44

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Varietals: 100 percent Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13.5 percent


Tasting Notes: Founded in 1961 by George Fistonich, Villa Maria is one of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wineries and a leader in sustainability. In 2009, Sir George was honored with a knighthood, the first ever granted to a Kiwi winemaker. One of Villa Maria’s top-of-the-line Single Vineyard bottlings, the 2011 Taylors Pass Chardonnay shows complex flavors and a crisp mouthfeel. On the nose, its aromas are of citrus and tropical fruits. Flavors of gooseberry and guava in the mouth are complemented by mineral notes, a vibrant acidity and a clean finish.


Food Pairings: Grilled fish, oysters, garden salad


For more information, visit www.villamaria.co.nz


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