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Villa Maria, Keltern, Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Villa Maria, Keltern, Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Villa Maria Wines

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
WHITE WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
95/100

(1 customer review)

Villa Maria Wines

750ML

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Villa Maria Single Vineyard wines are a reflection of our finest sites, they embody the distinctive qualities and characteristics unique to each terroir: the particular climate, soils and terrain. Sites selected to be part of this range feature varied terroir, regional diversity and varietal expression. The uniqueness of this range makes it perfect for gifting, celebrating milestone occasions, or cellaring in wait for that perfect moment in years to come.

With an incredible track record of awards and accolades, the Keltern Vineyard has truly established itself as one of New Zealand’s premier sites for Chardonnay. Displaying a brilliant straw and lime tinted hue in the glass, the nose offers a fragrant and complex medley of white nectarine and gun smoke, complemented by underlying notes of flint and toast. A sleek, tightly woven palate gradually unfolds, leading to a finish with genuine length and class.

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

New Zealand

GRAPE:

Chardonnay

REGION:

Hawkes Bay, Hastings

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2035

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

14.0%

SKU: 100529 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Villa Maria’s 60 year journey at the forefront of New Zealand’s wine industry has shaped the company as it stands today. Our extensive portfolio is one the most geographically and stylistically diverse and highly-awarded range of premium wines by any New Zealand producer, fuelling consumer adoration and success across the globe.

    Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band. In 1961, at just 21 years of age, Sir George Fistonich leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. The first wine under the name Villa Maria in 1962 was made with grapes harvested from this block. Today, Villa Maria is a globally recognised and adored for its bold, expressive and exceptional New Zealand wines.

    Villa Maria Single Vineyard wines are a reflection of our finest sites, they embody the distinctive qualities and characteristics unique to each terroir: the particular climate, soils and terrain. Sites selected to be part of this range feature varied terroir, regional diversity and varietal expression. The uniqueness of this range makes it perfect for gifting, celebrating milestone occasions, or cellaring in wait for that perfect moment in years to come.

    With an incredible track record of awards and accolades, the Keltern Vineyard has truly established itself as one of New Zealand’s premier sites for Chardonnay. Displaying a brilliant straw and lime tinted hue in the glass, the nose offers a fragrant and complex medley of white nectarine and gun smoke, complemented by underlying notes of flint and toast. A sleek, tightly woven palate gradually unfolds, leading to a finish with genuine length and class.

    1 review for Villa Maria, Keltern, Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    1. ChesterSimon_

      Citrus and a light mineral note on the nose. Savoury and lemon, with light stonefruit notes and a nutty note on the finish. Lovely full textural mouth feel.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    95/100

    The 2020 Chardonnay Keltern is taking no prisoners in 2020. It is an uncompromising, firm expression. Concentrated and textural, it remains clean, taut and athletic, pulled through from the starting gun to the finish line by a lime-like citrusy acidity alongside flinty notes and classy new-wood-derived hazelnuts (barrel fermentation). It's clearly had a lot of TLC in both the vineyard and the winery, but it's a little uptight and urgent at the moment; patience will be rewarded.
    95/100 - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous (Tasted March 2022)