Villa Maria is undoubtedly NZ's Most Awarded Winery. And Keltern is one of those wines that has contributed tirelessly to its incredible medal tally over the years. This unique vineyard sits east of the warm sunny days of Maraekakaho, strategically positioned to enjoy a path of cool air from the westerly mountain range to retain its beautiful acid . It is an inland site buffered by the Ngaruroro River with its roots firmly in a former river bed with ancient silt loams layered over free-draining red metals and large gravel stones. They are mature vines that are meticulously cared for and thinned to a miserly one bunch per shoot. There is no expense spared in the vineyard to ensure a massive concentration of flavour, and a flawless balance of fruit and acid.
Likewise, the winemaking is a continuation of 'next level' investment with the fruit hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and wild fermented in French Oak of which a whopping 40% is brand new, and the balance is one to two years old. It is left for a further eleven months in the barrel, with weekly battonage for the full term.
Rich and highly concentrated with classic flavours of peach, nectarine, apple, fresh baguette and nutty characters. The heady fruit sweetness is balanced by perfectly ripe acidity, creating the hallmark 'Keltern' style of harmony and elegance. The text book growing conditions of 2019 have further defined this cult classic, emphasizing all that is there by nature and turning up the volume full boar. The results are a breath-taking wine, seamless in its youth but predicted to be sublime through to 2030 and beyond.
Secure as much as you can afford of this Iconic Keltern vintage. One for the ages, and a must have Kiwi Classic for the Cellar, especially at the unbelievable value of just $77.99 a bottle! Enjoy.
2019 Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay
With 98/100 from Bob Campbell, the 2019 Keltern Chardonnay has set a new standard for NZ Chardonnay.
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