From a one-man band to a globally-recognised icon
As the world’s most fickle grape, Pinot Noir has struggled to achieve greatness outside of Burgundy. That was until enterprising winemakers in New Zealand had a go, and few have been as successful as Sir George Fistonich of Villa Maria.
In just 50 years he has gone from one-man band to owner of New Zealand's most awarded estate. Despite the success, his family-run winery maintains an artisan feel in which quality rules over quantity. Nowhere is that better seen than in The Cellar Selection Pinot Noir.
Made with select parcels from Marlborough’s Awatere and Wairau Valleys - havens for top-quality Pinot Noir - this is a top-notch example with black cherry, plum and spice aromas, rich flavours and alluring complexity.
It's that most rarest of things in the wine world - a delicious yet affordable Pinot Noir. If you went to Burgundy for such precision and purity, it would cost you twice as much.