Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay

Keltern, it's an absolute gold mine!

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay

2017, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Keltern in Hawke's Bay - one of NZ's great Chardonnay vineyards!
  • Trophy Champion Wine of Show, Trophy Champion Chardonnay & Gold medal (Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2018), Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2018), Gold medal (NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2018), 5 Stars, 96/100 (Bob Campbell MW), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper MW)
  • Listed in the Fines Wines of NZ for 2019 - served to Air NZ's Business Premier
  • "considerable power and obvious cellaring potential" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • 4 in stock

    RRP $79.99


    Undoubtedly up there with NZ finest Chardonnay producers, if not the best. If you disagree their trophy cabinet (being NZ’s most awarded winery it must be more like a large shed by now) has a thing or two to say about that.

    Whatever they’re doing to their Chardonnay at that Keltern vineyard down in Hawke’s Bay, they’re on the money. Since ’08 this label has bagged a jaw dropping 15 Trophies plus an ever growing stash of 5 Stars and Gold medals (we lost count after 20!) Their 2017 hasn’t bucked the trend either taking out the Champion Wine of Show and Champion Chardonnay at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards plus another 3 Golds and a whopping 96/100 by Bob Campbell!

    Bob called it “A youthful, well-proportioned wine, with considerable power and obvious cellaring potential”.

    An elegant, classy style with heaps of energy that’s sure to impressive any Chardonnay fan. It’ll develop and gain complexity over the years too, which is why you’ll need to grab a six pack. Open them gradually and enjoy until its peak cellaring time in 2025.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Trophy
    NZ Wine of the Year Awards – Gold
    Fine Wines of New Zealand
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Trophy
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Gold
    NZIWS Gold

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    2016, South Australia
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    The Real Review – 5 Stars
    James Halliday 95 Points


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    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars


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