Style: Rich, fruity
Taste Profile: Medium red
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Winery: Villa Maria
Sight: Crimson red
Nose: Perfumed nose of dark fruits, cocoa
Palate: Soft and generous with ripe fruit, silky tannins and a smooth finish
HOW TO ENJOY
Serving temperature: Room temp. at 16-20°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening
Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blends are particularly good when paired with robust, full flavoured dishes both with red meat and without. Drink now or hold for up to 5-8 years when the wine will develop further complexity.
ABOUT THIS WINE
Our key focus is to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices in order to protect the land for future generations. Villa Maria has farmed Sauvignon Blanc organically since 2010, gaining Biogro certification in 2012. This vineyards are vibrant gardens alive with wildflowers and full of life.