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Keltern
Villa Maria SV Keltern Vineyard Chardonnay NV

Single Vineyard

Keltern Chardonnay 2012 Magnum 1.5L

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.

Please note this wine is in magnum format (1.5L).

$199.99

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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 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.

Download full tasting notes: 2012

Vineyards and Winemaking

Located east of the Maraekakaho region in Hawkes Bay, directly in the path of cool air currents flowing from a mountain range to the west, the Keltern Vineyard is an inland site, buffered by the Ngaruroro River. Established on an ancient riverbed planted in 1999, the vineyard has silt loams layered over red metals, including large free-draining gravel stones.

Soils And Viticulture

2012 in Hawkes Bay will be remembered by viticulturists and winemakers for being very cool and wet, with low growing degree days. Ultra low natural yields at Keltern, coupled with fastidious canopy management, led to remarkably clean fruit which was selectively hand harvested in late March with physiological ripeness. While the cool season has left its mark with an elevated acidity, the resulting wine displays classic Keltern characteristics and style which has cemented the wine as one of New Zealand's finest Chardonnays.

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