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- From the 2018 Competition

Villa Maria Estate / Vidal Estate - Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir - 2016 Medal

Gold Award Winner

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Judges' Comments

Warren Gibson
Greener style. Fresh fruit. Slightly lighter in style than others in the bracket. Firm tannins. A good synergy of flavours with the dish. Nice balance

Meg Brodtmann
Some reduction on the nose masks the fruit. On the palate, the wine has rich berry flavours with a hint of reduction. Soft, fine tannins support a sweet spot of berry fruit. The wine is supported by the duck but not improved.

Dr Ken Dobler
Bright cherry red colour. Complex farm yard and earthy aromas on the nose. Palate is well weighted with gamey and earthy notes supporting some bright cherry fruit flavours.

Brent Marris
Ripe round fruit with earthy undertones. Hint of forest floor with lovely leathery notes. Ripe tannins with lovely balanced acid. Well integrated oak on finish with berry dominate fruit. The duck works in well with the leather notes and makes the wine softer and more complex.

Ying Tan
Light ruby. Savoury, restrained nose. Med-bodied, dry, lightly tannic, firm acid backbone. Slightly lean. Dry finish. Duck Risotto seems to bring out a savoury dryness, fairly good food pairing but doesn’t really do much for the wine.

Sue Bastian
Mid garnet red with slight orange tints. Red currants and animally with soft green herbs. Quite complex nose. Fresh and lively palate with red fruits and soft tannin. Moderate length and complexity. Lovely wine acid and flavours compliments the rich texture of the duck.


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Pinot Noir Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

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Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

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