Exhibiting lifted aromas of citrus fruits and pear with delicate spice notes. White peach and nectarine flavours with hints of citrus can be found on the palate, which is well rounded and creamy having undergone partial malolactic fermentation in seasoned French oak puncheons. Finishing with a zippy, natural acidity that delivers the backbone to this elegant wine.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Barossa, Eden Valley
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2027
Harvested at the cool of night, the fruit was pressed directly off skins and cold-settled for 3 days. The juice was racked with some solids and allowed to start fermenting naturally. Towards the end of the fermentation process, the wine was put into Seasoned French oak puncheons where it underwent partial malolactic fermentation. Lees stirred for 4 months, the wine was then filtered and bottled.
The cooler temperatures during the 2022 vintage provided an ideal environment for white wines, particularly Chardonnay. Though often overshadowed by Eden Valley's renowned Rieslings, our 2022 Impressionist Chardonnay stands as a testament to the region's potential for this varietal. This balanced wine elegantly combines acid-driven vibrancy with an impactful oak finish
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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 Impressionist Range is the perfect everyday wine. Produced to over-deliver, with a high quality-to-price ratio. These easy drinking styles are well balanced, true to variety and represent what Eden Valley does best. They are not over the top, making them perfect for any occasion." - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker