Crisp, lively and intense with loads of passion fruit and tropical pinch suggestions; light sweet herbs and a fresh lively quality. On the palate - just dry with a little residual sugar, light, fresh and sweet tasting fruits laced with suggestions of mango, passion fruit and citrus; plenty of lively acidity; balanced and well made with a medium finish.
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 Templar Vineyard 13% (Organic)
A very specific bouquet with a fresh soft herb, green mango and vibrant bouquet of fresh fruit with a bell-pepper note as well - overall quite complex. On the palate - dry, herbal and vegetal with bellpepper before fruit flavors, the wine then changes and opens up to a more fruit centered attack; medium++ acidity, just dry with a light sweet note; balanced and well made. A specific wine that needs more than just a few minutes of your time.
'Classic' Marlborough expression with lots of vibrant and concentrated fresh fruit aromas packed with tropical, gooseberry and citrus suggestions; wet stone mineral notes and fresh herbs (basil). On the palate - fresh, crisp, juicy and lively with flavors of sweet lemon and tropical fruits; high acidity is balanced by a hint of sugar, but ultimately the wine finishes dry. Lovely balance and finish. Delicious!
Villa Maria Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 Clifford Bay 13%
A vibrant and fresh herbaceous bouquet with aromas of sweet grapefruit, pineapple and red apple, sweet herbs of basil and wild grass - vibrant and inviting bouquet overall. On the palate - dry, fresh, crisp and fruity, has more tropical green mango fruit then sweet citrus and apple notes; fresh herb qualities, high acidity and a fresh, clean and crisp finish. Well made with medium length and finish.