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Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay 2007, Chardonnay Wine

Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay 2007, Chardonnay Wine

Origin: New Zealand

Artisan Vineyard Notes

Characteristics: Crafted to capture the essence of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, full of ripe peach and mealy stone-fruit flavours this wine is finely balanced with an edge of minerality.
Food Pairings: BBQ chicken and seafood, alfresco dining.

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Price: $18.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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