Villa Marias Lighter range will launch in the UK next month

Villa Maria's Lighter range will launch in the UK next month

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria is launching its range of low-alcohol, light wines in the UK next month.

The 'Private Bin Lighter' portfolio consists of a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and a Rosé. All three are 9% abv, which is 25% less alcohol than the same varietal in the the company's standard Private Bin portfolio.

The range, which will be available in the UK off-trade through Hatch Mansfield, will carry RRPs of GBP10.25 (US$15.40) per bottle.

In February last year, Villa Maria upped its presence in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay by acquiring a 41-hectare property in the region.