Naturally 25 per cent lighter in alcohol than Stoneleigh range wines of the same varietal, but still bursting with the vibrant flavours and aromas expected. Designed for the wine-lover who wants the benefits of a lower alcohol wine without compromising on taste, these three exceptional wines deliver just that.
Powerfully aromatic, with intense passionfruit, capsicum, fennel and white pepper notes. Punchy flavours of citrus and green herbs complete this lively wine, sitting on vibrant fruit acids, and leading to a persistent finish.
Delightfully ripe aromas of gooseberry and white peach are laced with refreshing notes of kaffir lime. The fleshy mid palate is tamed by an underlying minerally acid backbone that culminates in a bright, zesty finish.
Blessed with a cool climate, abundant sunshine and free draining soil, the Marlborough wine growing district is world-renowned. Thornbury's vineyards located in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, produce Sauvignon Blanc that is attracting international acclaim for their vibrancy and freshness.
The blackberry, spice and liqorice nuances combine to produce a fruit-dominant but complex Sauvignon Blanc. A small inclusion of the white variety Viognier gives this Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay wine beautiful perfume and allows the wine more accessibility while young.
George Fistonich started Villa Maria as a one-man band in 1961. An icon of the NZ wine industry, this family owned company became a global brand in just 50 years. Villa Maria's Cellar Selection is an intensely flavoured, elegant and food-friendly wine range.