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2016 Mountadam High Eden Chardonnay

Eden Valley

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Our Price: $29.99 / bottle (RRP: $40.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'It has fluid grace and effortless power, the fruit flavours at the midpoint of the stone fruit (white peach)/citrus (grapefruit) spectrum. Lovely wine.'
97 Points - James Halliday

  • From one of the best Chardonnay producers in the country, this white is a stellar example of Mountadam’s handiwork. Classic Chardonnay fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and ripe figs fuse with oaky spice, grilled cashew, clove and nutmeg, all spinning around a green apple and citrus core. With great depth of flavour and length, this stylish wine has the potential to age for at least 10 years.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Vinification - Harvest of the Estate Chardonnay blocks commenced in early March 2016. The fruit was harvested at night and gently pressed using a bag press.

    Maturation - The juice was fermented in 50% new French barriques, the balance in 1 and 2 year old barrels. The wine was intermittently stirred (battonage) throughout the maturation period. The wines underwent malolactic fermentation prior to racking and being returned to the same barrels. The individual parcels were racked from barrel after on average 12 months maturation in oak and the final blend carried out.

    TASTING NOTES

    Appearance - Pale straw in colour.

    Aroma - It displays classic Chardonnay characters of peach, nectarine and fresh figs. French oak barrel fermentation and maturation gives the wine secondary aromas of cashew nuts and mixed spices.

    Palate - The palate has a complex mix of peach, citrus, cashew nuts, subtle truffle and spice characters throughout. The mid palate is round and creamy but a clean citrusy acid backbone provides length and persistence to the wine. The wine is complex with no single character dominating the wine. The flavour of the wine persists long after it has left the mouth.

  • REVIEWS

    'From the oldest plantings on the estate, fermented in French oak, matured for 12-14 months before a barrel selection for this wine, which is one of the best produced ex the Eden Valley as a whole. It has fluid grace and effortless power, the fruit flavours at the midpoint of the stone fruit (white peach)/citrus (grapefruit) spectrum. Lovely wine.'
    97 Points - James Halliday



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