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Wines from New Zealand
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Bottle Size: 750ml
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2009
Region: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%  
pH: 3.25
Total Acidity: 7.5 GL
Residual Sugar: 3.5 gL
Sweetness Indicator:  
Cellaring Potential: 2011
Serving Temperature:  

Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region. A blend of fruit grown in the
Wairau and Awatere Valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates were incorporated. Careful attention
was paid to vine health to give the vine the best chance to optimise the season and develop strong, clean flavours.

The superb 2009 vintage and beautifully balanced vineyards produced grapes which were harvested at varying
levels of ripeness over a five week period, providing for an array of flavours and blending options. The fruit was
crushed, pressed and settled for 24 hours before being racked clean off press solids for fermentation. Both neutral
and aromatic yeast strains were used. Fermentation was conducted cool at 12-14oC to ensure maximum
retention of delicate flavours and aromatics. Soon after fermentation was completed the wine was bottled to
capture its vibrancy and freshness.

This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit,
fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours,
intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. Enjoy this exuberant and delightful

Optimum cellaring: Enjoy now and until 2011.