The Château Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2022
$40.00 / bottle
Hand-picked from select rows in our cool climate Eden Valley vineyard, the grapes are lightly basket pressed (20% whole bunch) before fermentation takes place in barrel. Regular lees stirring and 8 months maturation in new and seasoned French oak barriques give the wine added complexity.
Delicate, classic aromas of white peach, opulent pear and toasty brioche all leading on to a sumptuous creamy palate of layer upon layer of lemon, citrus fruit and vanilla notes all balanced with a clean, mineral intensity that you always expect from this vineyard.
The seamless balance of understated oak never overstates, and whilst the current youthful exuberance of the fruit gives it an appealing freshness this wine will develop further complexity over the next 5+ years.
SUITABLE FOR VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS
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Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
It's splendidly composed and expressed, showing ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon peel and vanillin oak aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate offering excellent weight and creamy flow. Delightfully framed by juicy acidity, finishing long and silky. At its best: now to 2030.
Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
Ripe peach, nutty and creamy oak aromas. Rich, ripe and opulent on the palate, stone fruit, melon, nougat, layered and long. A very enjoyable wine. 2023-2026
Jeni Port, Wine Pilot
Signature scents assigned to Eden Valley Riesling appear here; the white flowers, spring blossom, the scent of lime pulp, the lively citrus notes. They rise from the glass, invitingly so, accompanied by white peach and apple. While the aromatics carry a clear Eden Valley stamp, the flavour profile takes on its own distinctive personality with a core of concentrated Chardonnay: warm, rich and smooth. This is a solid expression of the grape delivered with some sophistication. Stone fruits, lemon curd, apple, lime zest and grapefruit skin are crisp and clean against a background of soft vanillin French oak. It’s not shy, neither is it loud, rather it flows strong and long across the tongue, some gentle spice here, discreet nutty/leesy influences there, all wrapped in a fresh citrussy acidity.
Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
A very tidy example of Eden Valley chardonnay in a good season. Aromas of fig and stone fruit with a little crème brulee richness. It’s all cut with an edgy pear and lemon zest aroma. The palate is richly flavoured but still controlled and linear with a final lick of vanilla bean and spice.
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
Made in a fresher, fruitier style than previous. Pear and white flowers, cedar and peach flavours with hints of burnt butter and cream. Textural and racy at once. It’s relatively straightforward but it has good texture, freshness and length.