Elevated fragrances of yellow nectarine and white peach intermingle with lifted citrus fruits. The palate is velvety, featuring notes of lychee and pink grapefruits, complemented by a toasty undertone. Balanced with precise natural acidity, this leaves your palate in a state of salivation.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Barossa, Eden Valley
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2032
2021 Estate Chardonnay:
SILVER- 2022 Cairns Show Wine Awards
BRONZE- 2022 Royal Queensland Wine Awards
Handpicked and whole bunch pressed, this wine exclusively used the best free run juice. this wine was fermented in 100% New French Oak puncheons. Post fermentation, the wine remained in oak on lees for 6 months with lees stirred weekly.
Chardonnay tends to be an underdog in Eden Valley, it is often overshadowed by the region’s reputation for Rieslings. The 2022 Estate Chardonnay is a great example of what Eden has to offer. It's a balanced wine that is elegant in style, acid-driven, and finished with a good hit of oak to bring new depths to the wine.
Creamy vegetable curry, pan fried crispy skin salmon with fennel salad.
Another great year as we had a beautiful winter with plenty of rainfall, which meant a healthy and vibrant growing season. Hailstorms at the beginning of vintage caused damages to our vineyard, resulting in lowered grape yields than previous years, however the quality of the fruit was not affected. The cooler temperatures throughout the vintage made it ideal for whites. While the cooler temperature created a much longer vintage, with reds being harvested in May, by letting the fruit develop on the vines for longer, we’re seeing beautiful flavours with a lot of depths and concentration. This has undoubtedly created some stunning and elegant wines.
ABOUT THE RANGE
"The Estate range are serious wines that showcase the best of what this region has to offer, featuring Eden Valley's best varieties. Each wine is classic in style, with layers of depth, complexity and concentration." - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker