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Villa Maria pulls off trifecta at Gisborne Regional Wine Awards

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Villa Maria pulls off trifecta at Gisborne Regional Wine Awards

Villa Maria has pulled off the extraordinary, taking out Supreme Wine of the Show for the third consecutive year at the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2013.

Villa Maria’s Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012 was this year’s supreme wine joining the 2009 and 2010 vintages in the history books for the top spot.

Chair of judges Tony Bish described the wine as having an "overall sense of outstanding quality".

The man behind this outstanding wine, is none other than highly awarded- winemaker, Nick Picone, an ardent Chardonnay fan who has relished in the challenge of making this wine consistently amazing, despite the most challenging of vintages.

"We’ve got some of the best vineyard sites in Gisborne and a passionate viticulture team headed by Tony Green that does the hard yards carefully tending to the grapes ensuring we can continue to make wine of this quality year after year. This wine is a great example of the wonderful Chardonnay that New Zealand is capable of. The Villa Maria Reserve Barrique is a bit of a pioneering wine; we were among the first to make this barrel fermented style nearly 30 years ago, which was a trend setter for this uniquely New Zealand Chardonnay style," he said.

With award success like only New Zealand’s most awarded winery can display, Villa Maria has had an outstanding week of award wins.

The family owned winery has collected 2 trophies, 1 Supreme Wine of Show, and 3 gold medals from local and international wine award competitions in the last week alone.

A summary of Villa Maria’s award results this week:

Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Supreme Wine of the Show - Gisborne Regional Wine Awards, Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay Category Winner - Gisborne Regional Wine Awards, Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012

Gold - International Wine Challenge (UK) Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah 2010

Gold - International Wine Challenge (UK) Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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