Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2020

The Keltern Vineyard was established in 1999. Sitting east of Maraekakaho and hugging the western edge of the Bridge Pa Triangle and the Ngaruroro river, this unique site has over time become synonymous with exceptional Chardonnay, earning it’s pace amongst New Zealand’s finest with an unparalleled consistency in blind tasting success across multiple formats since the initial 2002 vintage.

Tasting Notes

Displaying a brilliant straw and lime-tinted hue in the glass, the nose offers a fragrant and complex medley of white nectarine and subtle complexing sulphides, complemented by underlying notes of flint and toast.  A sleek, tightly woven palate gradually unfolds, leading to a finish with genuine length and class. This wine will develop further complexity, mineral and toast like characters with careful cellaring.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Keltren Vineyard, Hawkes Bay
Soil composition
Silt loams layered over red metals, including large free-draining gravel stones
Average Vine Age
up to 21 years
Year vineyard planted
1999
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container
French barriques
Malolactic fermentation
60%
Length of aging before bottling
11 months in barrique
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.26
Residual sugar
1.08 g/L
Acidity
6.87 g/L

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