The Albariño grape variety originates from Spain’s Galicia province.
The grape has found a similarly warm, maritime climate on New Zealand’s East Coast, where it flourishes.
Albariño grapes are used to produce fruit-forward wines with elegant, lightly spiced or floral aromatics, and juicy stone fruit and citrus characteristics on the palate.
The 2022 Villa Maria Reserve Albariño displays pure and expressive characters of refreshing lime, peach and melon entwined with a subtle saline mineral complexity. The palate starts rich and concentrated before flowing to a long and sleek finish, where notes of lime brightly echo long after. Enjoy in its youth with fresh seafood.