Price to quality ratio these Reserve Wines from Vidal really hit the mark; firm favourites in the Cellar Selected portfolio!
The Vidal winery is situated on the original site in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, which was purchased by its founder Anthony Joseph Vidal back in 1905. Back then the site was a rural location, today though it is now in the heart of residential suburbia. Limitations on space and restricted operating times have meant a move to a new state-of-the art winemaking facility in the Gimblett Gravels.
“At Vidal we believe that great wine starts in the vineyard. We’re passionate about achieving a natural balance because we know that healthy vines working in harmony with living earth make the most delicious wine.” Ollie Powrie, Chief Viticulturist
Vidal is dedicated to environmentally friendly winemaking and sustainable winegrowing practices. This mindset allows Vidal to contribute to New Zealand’s “clean, green” image and increase quality assurance from vineyard through to the finished wine. Vidal was a founding member of the Living Wine group, a small group of wineries who gained ISO 14001 certification in 1998, having achieved a globally recognised standard in environmental management systems. The winery is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and BioGro certified, meaning it is accredited to process grapes grown using organic principles.
Reserve Chardonnay 2018 £12.85
This exudes elegance and purity yet with excellent depth and intensity. Crisp citrus and peach fruit overlaid with subtle creamy oak and nutty overtones.
“Fully barrel fermented and aged (with 15% new French oak), the 2018 Reserve Chardonnay is a huge step up from the entry-level bottling. Scents of gently toasted hazelnuts complement grilled white peaches and pineapple on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is silky in feel from start to a long, citrussy finish.” 90 points. Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 17 April 2020
Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 £12.85
This is Vidal’s top rated Sauvignon Blanc – selected from premium vineyard sites in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Soave, crisp yet texturally rich and waxy, with passion fruit and tropical fruit overlaid by chalky minerality. For all its intensity it is a beautifully pure and fresh example of Marlborough Sauvignon.
Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 £13.25
This Pinot Noir from the 2018 vintage is a blend of premium vineyards in the in the southern Wairau Valley (78%) and Awatere Valley (22%) of Marlborough. The unique mesoclimates in these valleys, combined with an unwavering attention to detail in the vineyards, consistently produces fruit of the highest quality.
A soothing and mellow Pinot Noir with an enticing fragrant and floral style. Cherry, raspberry, nutmeg, violet and truffle. Soft tannins add structure and balance. A really pretty red with a friendly crowd pleasing personality.
Reserve Syrah Gimblett Gravels 2018 £13.25
If you love good Crozes Hermitage but not the price – try this as an attractive alternative! There is a touch of the Northern Rhone about this fragrant Syrah, with classic aromas and flavours of dark red fruits, black pepper, spice and violet. An unusually elegant new world version with good tannin balance and crisp acidity.
“Our Reserve wines are elegant and characterful with true regional identity. These wines are the perfect accompaniment to food and offer excellent fruit flavours due to the good quality vineyards and grapes from which they are sourced.” Vidal
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