Villa Maria Keltern Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

Grown at a cool, inland site on the western edge of the Bridge Pa Triangle, this arresting wine is hand-picked from low-cropping vines (6-7 tonnes/ha), fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-aged in French oak barriques. The 2020 vintage (5*) is highly refined. Mouthfilling, it is very youthful, with impressively concentrated, grapefruit and peach flavours, mealy and biscuity notes adding complexity, and a powerful, very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $80 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed June 2022

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