Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2020

Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2020

Style Number: VMSCHARK206Z


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The Keltern Vineyard was established in 1999. Sitting east of Maraekakaho and hugging the western edge of the Bridge Pa Triangle and the Ngaruroro river, this unique site has over time become synonymous with exceptional Chardonnay, earning it’s pace amongst New Zealand’s finest with an un-paralleled consistency in blind tasting success across multiple formats since the initial 2002 vintage.

Displaying a brilliant straw and lime-tinted hue in the glass, the nose offers a fragrant and complex medley of white nectarine and subtle complexing sulphides, complemented by underlying notes of flint and toast. A sleek, tightly woven palate gradually unfolds, leading to a finish with genuine length and class. This wine will develop further complexity, mineral and toast like characters with careful cellaring.

With spring frost and hailstorm events Hawkes Bay was off to a nervous start. Once spring was navigated the weather settled and a sensational season ensued. The Chardonnay harvest was off to a record early start with Keltern vineyard harvested by the 2nd March, our earliest harvest date yet. Hand-harvesting of pristine fruit enabled a minimal intervention winemaking approach, allowing Keltern’s unique characteristics to shine.

  • Region: Hawkes Bay
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Case size: 6x bottles
  • Keltern Chardonnay 2020 Tasting Note
  • Awards & Reviews:
    1. Master - Drinks Business Spring Tasting 2022 (United Kingdom)
    2. 97/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS 2021
    3. 96/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW The Real Review Australia 2021
    4. 95/100 Points - Rebecca Gibb MW Vinous - United Kingdom 2022
    5. 94/100 Points - James United States 2021

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