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PRIVATE BIN ROSÉ 2017 Hawkes Bay, North Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer VILLA MARIA
Very bright day glo pink colour. Slightly spicy, ripe plum-apple puree nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, apple-plum-cherry flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 12% alcohol and screwcap closure. Not up to the riper 2016 (**/**+) that was released on August 19, 2017 at $17.95. CSPC 234377
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Phi Dan
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Rating **(87.5 points)
Dry, Spicy, Light
LCBO Text Status
Villa Maria was founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich. (He was just plain old George then, before all the accolades came rolling in - among them the distinction of being the first person to receive a knighthood for services to the wine industry.) In March 2018, Fistonich stepped down as CEO after 57 years, but he remains active as president and brand ambassador. This will be a crisp, characterful rosé with cherry, citrus and grass tones. Chill and sip or serve with a charcuterie platter. Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 28, 2018
Cases bought 335 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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