|Look at these Villa Maria Wines – perfect with the Boston skyline!|
Here is the Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc:
|Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc|
This sparkling wine has strong tart, citrus and grapefruit notes. I would recommend pairing with mango sorbet. Here is a great looking recipe for mango sorbet with only 3 ingredients, although you could save a few hours by grabbing frozen mangoes.
We had an interesting conversation about using corks vs. screw tops for wine, and the effects this may have on the wine. The majority of tweeters preferred screw tops. Just when I finally learned how to open a sparkling without the cork destroying something nearby, the industry goes and shifts. Figures.
@JuliaShanks yes having a light sparkle allows us to retain screwcap closure which preserves the fruit characters perfectly! #FirstSipNZ
— Nick Picone (@PiconeNick) June 22, 2017
Yes! That’s very important when out at the beach or picnic. #firstsipnz
— Kimberly LeRiche (@jkvirtualoffice) June 22, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Here is the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc:
This wine was very similar to other New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with strong citrus and tropical fruit notes. I would pair this wine with citrus desserts with lots of lemon, such as lemon bars, panna cotta, or lemon cake. Try this recipe for panna cotta that has been made nearly 500 times or sample some of these 29 recipes for lemon cake.
|Villa Maria Rosé Sunset|
Lastly, we tried the Villa Maria Rosé, bursting with bold strawberry flavors. I asked how they were able to develop such bold flavor and winemaker Helen Morrison replied:
#FirstSipNZ harvest decisions want grapes ripe enough to showcase berry flavours but not too ripe for moderate alcohol levels https://t.co/FV1tP35r2y
— H Morrison (@helen_wine) June 22, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I love love loved this Rosé! The typical French Rosés I’ve tried have very subtle flavors, which is great for pairing with dinner or marinating chicken or lamb. I prefer a more fruit forward Rosé that doesn’t need food to bring out the flavor.
The deep strawberry notes automatically bring up strawberry shortcake, cheesecake too! #FirstSipNZ pic.twitter.com/8cEHMDdW4L
— Fussy Eater (@FussyEater) June 22, 2017