The Chateau Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2018
Tasting Notes

Aromas of citrus, pear and white peach lead to enticing stone fruit and fig flavours on the palate. Crisp acidity, complex layering with a hint of nougat and vanilla culminate in a long seamless finish. 

Winemaking

Hand-picked from select rows in our high altitude Eden Valley vineyard. The grapes are whole bunch basket-pressed, before the juice is run to barrel for fermentation. Wild and inoculated fermentation is encouraged. Regular lees stirring and 8 month’s maturation in new and seasoned French oak barriques gives the wine beautiful texture and complexity.

Vinification

SOIL TYPE                       Deep clay loam contrast sandy loam soils on dark brown subsoil

Reviews
A lush Chardonnay...
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
A lush chardonnay in the flavoury tradition that's been under challenge in recent years from more savoury styles. It does it well. Hints of pineapple and peach have a weet-bixy thread, barrel influence is sensitively applied, and it tastes smooth and friendly.  Recommended Drinking: 2019-2022
95 Points
Review by: Wine Showcase Magazine
94 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Splendidly fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows apricot, fig, vanilla, brioche and roasted nut aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is supple and creamy. It is gorgeously styled and flavoursome, finishing long and smooth. At its best: now to 2025.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Pale Yellow
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
February 2019
% ALCOHOL
13
pH
3.1
MATURATION
8 Months - New and Seasoned French Oak (20% New)
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Tasting Notes

Aromas of citrus, pear and white peach lead to enticing stone fruit and fig flavours on the palate. Crisp acidity, complex layering with a hint of nougat and vanilla culminate in a long seamless finish. 

Winemaking

Hand-picked from select rows in our high altitude Eden Valley vineyard. The grapes are whole bunch basket-pressed, before the juice is run to barrel for fermentation. Wild and inoculated fermentation is encouraged. Regular lees stirring and 8 month’s maturation in new and seasoned French oak barriques gives the wine beautiful texture and complexity.

Vinification

SOIL TYPE                       Deep clay loam contrast sandy loam soils on dark brown subsoil

Reviews
A lush Chardonnay...
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
A lush chardonnay in the flavoury tradition that's been under challenge in recent years from more savoury styles. It does it well. Hints of pineapple and peach have a weet-bixy thread, barrel influence is sensitively applied, and it tastes smooth and friendly.  Recommended Drinking: 2019-2022

95 Points Review by: Wine Showcase Magazine

94 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Splendidly fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows apricot, fig, vanilla, brioche and roasted nut aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is supple and creamy. It is gorgeously styled and flavoursome, finishing long and smooth. At its best: now to 2025.

 

Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 |  2019 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Pale Yellow
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
February 2019
% ALCOHOL
13
pH
3.1
MATURATION
8 Months - New and Seasoned French Oak (20% New)

 

 

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