Villa Maria

Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

9.042 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The 2017 Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows the expected grassy, herbal nose with tropical fruit and minerals included. The palate is also full of those mineral notes, as well as lemon, lime and guava flavors. Acidity is brisk, and the lengthy finish is fresh and citrusy.

The 2017 Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows the expected grassy, herbal nose with tropical fruit and minerals included. The palate is also full of those mineral notes, as well as lemon, lime and guava flavors. Acidity is brisk, and the lengthy finish is fresh and citrusy.

May 3rd, 2019
John Behrens

I like this reservedly. Straw colored. Crazy cool tropical grapefruit mineral on the nose. Nicely creamy on the palate, but also very high acid. Like, not medium plus, just straight-up HIGH. Clear grapefruit on the palate and finish, with a balancing note of tropical blossoms. If I wasn't having this with fried seafood I think the acid would outweigh the killer aroma, smoothness and finish, and make it almost undrinkable. Hard to give a number rating for that reason.

I like this reservedly. Straw colored. Crazy cool tropical grapefruit mineral on the nose. Nicely creamy on the palate, but also very high acid. Like, not medium plus, just straight-up HIGH. Clear grapefruit on the palate and finish, with a balancing note of tropical blossoms. If I wasn't having this with fried seafood I think the acid would outweigh the killer aroma, smoothness and finish, and make it almost undrinkable. Hard to give a number rating for that reason.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2016
Nick Davis

Losing freshness.

Losing freshness.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
JM Latour

Had some time in 2019

Had some time in 2019

Feb 8th, 2020
Karyn Fricke

Grapefruit and lime on the nose, balanced acidity a very good wine.

Grapefruit and lime on the nose, balanced acidity a very good wine.

Feb 3rd, 2018
José Antonio Figueroa Serra

Passion Fruit, lime, medium acidity, medium alcohol. Delightful Value.

Passion Fruit, lime, medium acidity, medium alcohol. Delightful Value.

Jan 7th, 2018
Marilyn Haysom

A top Marlborough Sauv Blanc.

A top Marlborough Sauv Blanc.

Jun 6th, 2015
Marilyn Haysom

Fresh and lively with crisp lime and ripe passionfruit flavours. Delightful!

Fresh and lively with crisp lime and ripe passionfruit flavours. Delightful!

Dec 12th, 2013
Andy Mosse

Trying out the sauvs before we went to NZ I think I liked it?!

Trying out the sauvs before we went to NZ I think I liked it?!

Sep 27th, 2013
Carol Thompson

'Deliciously fresh with ripe tropical and gooseberry aromas...an enticingly long palate.' Smooth, easy to drink, similar to Kim Crawford.

'Deliciously fresh with ripe tropical and gooseberry aromas...an enticingly long palate.' Smooth, easy to drink, similar to Kim Crawford.

Sep 11th, 2013