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I have tried a couple of Villa Maria wines and last night it was the Gewurztraminer. Rose petal and pear fruitiness and definitely one to enjoy again.
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That sounds delicious - will have to try that soon! Thanks
Their Sauvignon Blanc is always top notch too.
I recently first footed the in-laws with the villa maria sauvignon blanc and pinot noir and both are superb!
I have just ordered a Chardonnay/Viognier blend which I am looking forward to trying : )
Do you remember how memorable that bottle of £4.99 wine was that you drank last night? No! Like most people, I find that the mid week wines are rarely more than a quick fix...something cheap and acceptable to drink but nothing to assign to my vivid memory bank of pleasure! I was tired of drinking average plonk and not remembering much the next day. It wasn't that I had a hangover, I just felt that my taste buds hadn't been awaken and the averageness of the tasting left me wanting. That wanting was for a good wine which would be the talking point over dinner. A wine that kept me thinking about it the next day. A wine that would bring a smile to my face after a long day at work.That answer came in the bottle I drank last night; Taylors Pass Vineyard- Sauvignon Blanc 2010. Wow! It was sensational! From the moment I opened the screw cap, I could smell the aromas of Elderflowers and freshly cut ripen tropical fruits oozing out of the bottle. The first sip and my taste buds were dancing. The wonderful intensely aromatic floral notes marry well with the high acidity and crisp refreshing dry finish. I stopped eating and quitely sipped the wine savouring all the aromas. There is also a yeastiness to the wine which suggest that the wine may have had some contact with the lees. Indeed the next day, I passed the bottle over my nose and smelled the distinctive note of yeast!This was what I needed for a mid week pick-me-up: Premium quality Sauvignon Blanc and Taylors Pass Vineyard- Sauvignon Blanc is a gold benchmark example of New Zealand's grand makeover for this classic grape variety. I had so much pleasure from sipping this one glass that frankly all my worrries of my day melted away. It's wonderful to have a wine that inspires the temporary forgetfulness of life's little worries. Well, at £14.29 a bottle, the wine is bound to be good right? Frankly I have tasted similarly price ranged wines that did nothing for me. So I would say every penny was worth it!Life is too short for the cheap and acceptable. Yeah, there is a recession on and money is tight but cheap acceptable plonk is not the answer to the constant talk of doom and gloom. A wine that up lifts your senses is! I felt inspired. Does mid week wine have to be average? No. One glass of this fantastic Sauvignon Blanc was enough to restore my faith in my local supermarket's wine selection...and if the result is my enthusiasm to spend more then the economy is richer for it!Summary of Wine details:Where to buy: Tesco, Price: £14.29.Alcohol by Volumn: 13.5%Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Marlborough, New ZealandVintage: 2010, Single VineyardStyle: Dry
Hi ennlycc7, I tend to choose red wine over white but your description of the Taylors Pass Vineyard-Sauvignon Blanc has left me in no doubt that I have to try it!Thanks for the recommendation,Lisa
It sounds like everyone who has posted should have a look at one of our exclusive mixed cases on the site.Kiwi Class Mixed Case includes 2 each of these amazing wines.Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2010Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2010
The sauvignon blanc is so consistently good, that I wonder why I ever try other whites.
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