Villa Maria

Villa Maria Arneis East Coast 2013 Private Bin 13%
Fruity, but also quite floral with aromas of white flower then hints of apple, pineapple and citrus flesh. On the palate - a crisp, dry and fruity wine with flavours of citrus and citrus peel, apple and a touch of quince; medium+ acidity and a moderate finish; balanced and well made.
3 Stars

Villa Maria Arneis Hawke's Bay 2013 Cellar Selection 13%
Fruity and quite intense with aromas of sweet lemon, pear and yellow apple; some floral and light spice suggestions. On the palate - dry and quite fruity with a light tropical fruit note, but mostly ripe citrus and tree fruit flavors; medium++ acidity, medium body and a fine crisp 
finish. Clean , fresh, balanced and well made with alight mineral note on the finish.
3.5 Stars

Villa Maria Verdelho Ihumatao Organic Vineyard Auckland 2013 13.5%
Fruity, spicy and very lightly herbaceous: - aromas of green melon and a hint of lychee then ripe citrus and tree fruit. On the palate - dry, spicy and fruity with the flavors suggested above all in play; high crisp and fresh acidity; a very clean lean aperitif style with a moderate finish.
3.5 Stars

Villa Maria Viognier Hawke's Bay 2014 Cellar Selection 14.5%
Fruity and quite rich in character with aromas of stone fruit lead by apricot then peach, red apple and a creamy gentle vanilla spice note. On the palate - dry yet quite rich in flavors with lots of fresh and baked stone fruit flavors, a moderately creamy texture, varietal spiciness medium acidity. A fairly lengthy finish; great balance and very tasty overall.
4 Stars

Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 13%
Fresh, grassy, herbaceous and pungent aromas of SB; grapefruit, apple and lemon fruit suggestions as well. On the palate - as the label suggests a lightly sparkling wine with lots of fresh fruit flavor - lemon and dry lemonade, apple and lightly herbaceous notes; crisp acidity and light weight. Overall a sound, balanced and well made wine.
3 Stars