Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2016

100% Chardonnay from the Keltern Vineyard located east of the Maraekakaho region in Hawkes Bay.

Fruit was whole bunch pressed and 100% barrique fermented using wild and inoculated yeasts. The barriques were 50% new with the balance 1 and 2 year old. Matured for 10 months in barrique. Battonage occurred once weekly during malolactic fermentation and 58% for full term. Filtered using sterile bell house filtration, one pass only.

Winemaker's Comments

With an outstanding track record of awards and accolades, the Keltern Vineyard is established as one of New Zealand’s premier sites for Chardonnay. The wine displays a fragrant multi-faceted nose leading into a sleek, tightly woven palate, finishing with length and class.

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