Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection, Marlborough

Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection, Marlborough

Located on the central valley floor of the Wairau Valley, the Fletcher Vineyard is characterised by free-draining alluvial soils: the site naturally encourages low vigour, the fruit is encouraged to develop botrytis early. With careful late season management the fruit is harvested after the Botrytis has drawn much of the berries’ moisture, concentrating sugars, acids and flavours. Hand-picked, with several passes, careful berry selection is carried out prior to fermentation in stainless steel. Aromas of citrus zest and honeysuckle are accompanied by intense Noble Botrytis characters of apricot, mango and dried fruits. The palate is rich with a seductive orange blossom and sweet spice core balanced by a fine backbone of cleansing acidity.

  • Type: White
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Villa Maria
  • Primary grape: Riesling
  • Bottle size: 37.5cl
  • List price: £18.62
  • Code: 29099
  • Expression: Honey