The Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Reserve From Villa Maria is a concentrated, grape-varietal red wine from the New Zealand wine region of Hawke's Bay in Gimblett Gravel's location.
In the glass, this wine shimmers in a deep dark carmine red with ruby red highlights. The warm spicy bouquet is carried by elegant aromas of cream de cassis, juicy cherries, finely tart chocolate and freshly ground coffee beans - underpinned by the finest hints of dried mint and graphite. On the palate, this New Zealand red wine reflects the fruity and spicy notes of the nose. The silky tannins are perfectly woven into the excellent structure and give this wine its complex character. The long finish with fine nuances of dark chocolate rounds off this red wine perfectly.
Vinification of Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Merlot
In the locations of Gimblett Gravels, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are harvested for this red wine in April. Arriving in the wine cellar of Villa Maria, the harvested material is completely destemmed, ground and fermented in open fermenters for 4 to 5 weeks on the mash. The pomace is regularly pressed down by hand during the fermentation process. This wine is then aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels - 46% of which are new wood.
Food recommendation for reserve Villa Maria Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Enjoy this dry red wine from New Zealand with tender roast beef with beans in a bacon coat, wild ragout with homemade spaetzle, ratatouille or with medium-spicy cheeses, such as Guyere, Comté or Cantal.
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Region:||Neuseeland Nordinsel (NZ)|
|Sub region:||Hawkes Bay (NZ)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||18|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , vegetable / vegetal , spicy , mineral|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , elegant , complex|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|Shutter type:||Stelvin Screw Cap|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains egg or egg white , contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|