Kellermeister Virgin Chardonnay
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Barossa, Eden, Adelaide
  South Australia
Each $17.99
Currently out of stock
An assemblage of four vineyard sites, chosen for their unique capacity to construct a wine that is so much greater than the sum of parts. For twenty years, Kellermeister have been perfecting the Chardonnay, fashioned to be a chaste wine from exclusively free run juices. Virgin offers a great depth of fruit driven flavours with a touch of herbaceousness in wonderfully unoaked styling.
Inherent to the inclusion of grapes are considerations of clonal selection, soil type and climate. Each parcel is treated individually based on past experience with the vineyard or with a view to gain maximum complexity in the finished wine. The base is crushed and chilled, then held on skins for up to twenty four hours prior to gentle pressing using a Willmes membrane on low solids extraction cycle. Other parcels are hand harvested a little earlier, gently loaded into the presses and treated to battonage or malolactic. Parcels are inoculated with different yeasts, fermentation is carried out at lower temperatures for an extended period with regular tank rummage to enhance yeast autolysis until the final assembly.
Light straw gold in colour. A complex style displaying rich, ripe Chardonnay and stone fruit characters reminiscent of lychee and peach. The delicacy of hazelnuts, kiwi and tangerine, combined with subtle complexity brings to this wine it's renown and pedigree. There is an underlying richness from the time spent on lees and a subtle complexity of the malolactic ferment component. The finish is soft with a hint of fruit sweetness balanced by judicious acidity, flavoursome and long.
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About the Kellermeister Winery
Kellermeister is a small family owned winery situated on the Barossa Valley Highway at Lyndoch, established in 1979 by Ralph and Val Jones
Ralph was National Marketing manager at Orlando wines for fifteen years prior to founding his own estate. Kellermeister have been handcrafting wines at their boutique winery for a long time now. It all began in the late 1970s as Ralph and Val Jones sat with gum boots on, ankle deep in water, labouring tirelessly into the night together. Over many cold winter’s nights, in a small tin shed perched above the valley floor, they laboured - kept warm only by the glow of the love they shared and the fire that was their dream for Kellermeister. Their aim was to produce wines of unique character - wines true to the German traditions of the Barossa Valley which was so richly influenced by the Silesian settlements of the 1840s. And so it was, through much love, sacrifice and hard work that Ralph and Val Jones brought their dream to life. Kellermeister»