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2014 Villa Maria Ohiti Gravels Arneis

2014 Villa Maria Ohiti Gravels Arneis

4 Stars Michael Cooper
2014 Villa Maria Ohiti Gravels Arneis
4 Stars Michael Cooper

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This serious Arneis is a full-flavoured and rounded expression or this re-emerging Italian grape. Hawkes Bay's comparatively warm climate gives riper stone and tropical fruit while a little old oak adds texture. But it still has the variety's delicate nutty and floral notes and a nice sense of balance alongside perhaps richer fish dishes. A rare and very interesting sidestep from Kiwi varietal norms.

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Overview

Grape

Arneis

Its Origins

In 1961, at just 21 years of age, George Fistonich leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. He harvested his first grapes in 1962 and made his first wine under the name Villa Maria. Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band, with George’s wife, Gail, supporting him in his venture. He made dry red and white wines, sourcing grapes from the greater Auckland regions. In the early 1970s he started to employ staff and the company began to expand rapidly. Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and exports wine to over 50 countries worldwide.

What The Critics Say

4.0 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2014 vintage (4*) was fermented in tanks (85 per cent) and seasoned oak puncheons (15 per cent). Pale and scented, it's a medium-bodied, strongly varietal wine with fresh, vibrant pear and slight lime flavours, crisp, finely balanced and lingering."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Arneis

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    Drink now- 2018

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taste

1

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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