The Chateau Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2019
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.

Vineyard

Soil Type: Deep clay loam contrast sandy loam soils on dark brown subsoil.

Reviews
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
It's wonderfully complex and satisfying with golden peach, fig, nougat and roasted hazelnut characters with a hint of brioche. The richly textured palate displays excellent concentration and persistency backed by creamy mouthfeel and beautifully integrated acidity, finishing lingering and engaging. At its best: now to 2029. 
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
94 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Pale colour. Fresh apricot, white peach, nectarine aromas with tonic water, flinty notes. Richly flavoured chardonnay with plentiful stone fruit, dried fig, musky, lemon curd flavours, underlying marzipan vanilla roasted chestnut notes and ever-fine chalky textures. A generously proportioned chardonnay with lovely creamy/yeasty richness and bright fresh indelible acidity... deliciously impactful. Drink now – 2027 

 

$38.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Pale Yellow
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
May 2020
% ALCOHOL
14
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
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
It's wonderfully complex and satisfying with golden peach, fig, nougat and roasted hazelnut characters with a hint of brioche. The richly textured palate displays excellent concentration and persistency backed by creamy mouthfeel and beautifully integrated acidity, finishing lingering and engaging. At its best: now to 2029. 

Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

94 Points

Score: 94 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Pale colour. Fresh apricot, white peach, nectarine aromas with tonic water, flinty notes. Richly flavoured chardonnay with plentiful stone fruit, dried fig, musky, lemon curd flavours, underlying marzipan vanilla roasted chestnut notes and ever-fine chalky textures. A generously proportioned chardonnay with lovely creamy/yeasty richness and bright fresh indelible acidity... deliciously impactful. Drink now – 2027 

 

$38.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 |  2018 |  2020 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Pale Yellow
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
May 2020
% ALCOHOL
14
pH
3.1
MATURATION
8 Months - New and Seasoned French Oak (20% New)

 

 

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