Sunday, March 11, 2012
Villa Maria 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Spent my Sunday afternoon marveling at the weather and then after looking at the forecast for the upcoming week realized that spring might truly be here (already?) - looks like we'll see double digits all week. So on this lazy Sunday afternoon with the windows open for the first time since October we opened a sunny kinda wine, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc form Villa Maria. I read somewhere that this is Villa Maria's 50th vintage of the wine, so that is a milestone as well: one of the earliest springs in Ontario paired with a 50th anniversary wine ... nice combination. But the wine would be nothing if it did not taste great and perk up the day even more - and I would have to say it did. The nose was full of grapefruit cocktail nuances while the taste was reminiscent of peach pit, grapefruit pith and unripe pear, and of course that tell-tale/hallmark New Zealand Sauv Blanc acidity. Lovely and refreshing.
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