Villa Maria

Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.834 ratings
8.98 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Eric Hwang

Their 2010 compelled me to visit and the 2013 delivers as well. Bright fruit driven raspberry and cola with a touch of earthy. Not a great deal of depth, but the character it does have is masterfully done.

Their 2010 compelled me to visit and the 2013 delivers as well. Bright fruit driven raspberry and cola with a touch of earthy. Not a great deal of depth, but the character it does have is masterfully done.

Jan 12th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

Вишня, герань, тюльпан, оттенки резеды/полыни, нотки малины и ванили. Полно, пряно, сладковато-травянисто. Хорошая кислотность, стоит подержать.

#dwnewzealand

Вишня, герань, тюльпан, оттенки резеды/полыни, нотки малины и ванили. Полно, пряно, сладковато-травянисто. Хорошая кислотность, стоит подержать.

#dwnewzealand

Nov 24th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.8

2013 vintage - very impressed - certainly bordering on Burgundian in character - everything I like about Pinot with fruit, restraint & power

2013 vintage - very impressed - certainly bordering on Burgundian in character - everything I like about Pinot with fruit, restraint & power

Jun 28th, 2015
Mark Morgan

Nice depth for a kiwi pinot

Nice depth for a kiwi pinot

Oct 10th, 2014
Maddalena de Zambiasi

New Zealand Pinot Noir Villa Maria Reserve Marlbourgh 2009

New Zealand Pinot Noir Villa Maria Reserve Marlbourgh 2009

Apr 19th, 2013
manyardo lovesall

🙈 tasting 3rd wine
at wset level 2 course (2nd meeting)

we were told it's pinot, just tried to figure out where it's from. was bold enough to guess new world, but to be specific i need to try a few more.

strong 👃, floral and red fruity (raspberry and strawberry) with some vanilla, clove and hints of earth.

👄 was ripe red fruit.
long 🎯

not too bad , but the next one was the ⭐

🙈 tasting 3rd wine
at wset level 2 course (2nd meeting)

we were told it's pinot, just tried to figure out where it's from. was bold enough to guess new world, but to be specific i need to try a few more.

strong 👃, floral and red fruity (raspberry and strawberry) with some vanilla, clove and hints of earth.

👄 was ripe red fruit.
long 🎯

not too bad , but the next one was the ⭐

Jan 4th, 2020
Joe F
6.6

Smell: earthy, smoky, chemical, slight cherry. Taste: light, very low tannin, low alcohol, soft but not much there overall. 2010 tasting, unsure on vintage.

Smell: earthy, smoky, chemical, slight cherry. Taste: light, very low tannin, low alcohol, soft but not much there overall. 2010 tasting, unsure on vintage.

Nov 19th, 2017
Connor Clark-Lindh

Well rounded and smooth.

Well rounded and smooth.

Nov 1st, 2016
Paul Watson

Depth and richness. Palette coating without being sloppy. Great varietal character. Headed back to @klwines for more. Thanks @Ryan Woodhouse

Depth and richness. Palette coating without being sloppy. Great varietal character. Headed back to @klwines for more. Thanks @Ryan Woodhouse

Sep 4th, 2015
Seba Stian

I fall in love in this NZ's PN, staring from the cherry bouquet thru multilayered (red fruits & spices with tiny trace of oak) complex palate, ending on tart but pleasant & refreshing aftertaste. This wine is full of life and vigor, plays in the mouth and change skins during decanting. What a change compare to tired, overoaked Chilean PN, I tried recently - back to the roots.

I fall in love in this NZ's PN, staring from the cherry bouquet thru multilayered (red fruits & spices with tiny trace of oak) complex palate, ending on tart but pleasant & refreshing aftertaste. This wine is full of life and vigor, plays in the mouth and change skins during decanting. What a change compare to tired, overoaked Chilean PN, I tried recently - back to the roots.

Apr 20th, 2015