The Château Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2023
$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
Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
Pretty good year in the Barossa has created this exceptionally smart chardonnay. Melony cereal flavours with a stone fruit and quince paste combination adding intrigue into the palate. It's got great intensity and delivers with a slightly soft and rounded palate to any modern chardonnay.
It's hard to believe that you get such cool-climate, crisp and refined character from right next door to the Barossa, but you do. Lovely chardonnay with a high ‘beep’ factor and only 665 cases so you might be too late already.