Villa Maria Reserve Merlot Cabernet 14%, 750ml
The fruit for this wine was grown entirely on the gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels growing region in Hawkes Bay.
This unique area is recognised for producing consistently deep coloured and full flavoured Bordeaux varietal wines. Our different vineyards contribute small parcels of exceptional fruit, each with their own unique characteristics.
The free draining soils of these sites help ensure balanced fruit and canopy growth which is essential for ripe flavours and tannin development.
Yields are cropped low allowing vines to produce fruit that is richly concentrated in colour, flavour and structure.
- A complex medley of sweet berry fruits, coffee grindings, dried herb and graphite aromas flow seamlessly from the nose to the palate.
- The palate is concentrated and textured, showcasing fine grained tannins and integrated oak.