Wine: Villa Maria 2015 Single Vineyard Templar Organic Sauvignon Blanc
Awarded: Gold  (2016)
Region: Marlborough
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Notes: Gold medal 3 vintages running, the consistency of the Templar is sensational. Once again the Templar hits all the notes you would expect to find in a snappy, tropical, crisp Marlborough Sav. Punchy aroma’s of grapefruit, gooseberries unfolding onto a backdrop of cut grass and floral nuances. Rich and with deep complexity to taste- traditional SB flavours of tropical fruits and stone-fruit blend with herbal and a flint like minerality.

Overall a well balanced, complex wine- well deserving of its third gold medal running! Tricky to get hold of, as these are often fully allocated, but well worth the effort of tracking a few bottles down.

Drinks well now or until 2018.