TROPHY | HAWKES BAY WINE AWARDS 2020
GOLD MEDAL | HAWKES BAY WINE AWARDS 2020
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2020
GOLD MEDAL | Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021
All class here. Villa Maria's much admired Cellar Selection range is always good value, but recent years have seen the red wines soar to new heights. With two Gold Medals and a Trophy under its belt, this wine is clearly remarkable value - a stunning merlot cabernet blend from the outstanding 2019 vintage; one of the greatest growing years that Hawke's Bay has ever seen. Look for plush, upfront fruit weight before the cabernet component kicks in - adding savoury depth and presence. An absolute steal at our $15.99 case rate. Climb in.
The winery writes "This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs with complexing oak spice characters. A smooth and approachable palate follows with sweet fruit, supple tannins and moreish acidity.."