Learn more about the 2011 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc.
Just in time to toast what seems to be a stretch of summer-like weather, Villa Maria releases their newest vintage of Sauvignon Blanc.
2011 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc
The 2011 Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, aromatic wine.
Upon opening, this Sauvignon Blanc has big herbaceous aromas. It has beautiful high acidity and nice minerality. On the palate, I noted the characteristic grassy green notes along with tart gooseberries, grapefruit, and a hint of citrus.
This wine is sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region, known for producing some of New Zealand’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Villa Maria estates was founded in 1962, and is currently New Zealand’s most awarded winery. They grow 28 different grape varieties, although the most common you will find in stores across the United States are their Sauvignon Blanc an Pinot Noir.
What food pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc
Like most Sauvignon Blanc white wines, it pairs well with seafood, vegetables, and other light spring and summer dishes.
I could see this lovely white wine brighten up a truffle lobster risotto, scallop salad, or grilled asparagus. Or, enjoy this with your next Chinese or Thai food take-out.
It’s a lovely food-friendly wine, especially for dining al fresco during the warmer months!
These recipes would all pair well with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc:
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I received no compensation for this post, but did receive the wines featured here compliments of Thirsty Girl and Villa Maria Estate. All opinions expressed are solely mine.
This post was first published on May 12, 2012. It was updated June 4, 2020 with an updated photo and additional helpful and relevant content.