The Chateau Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2020
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
91 Points
Review by: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot
Bright medium straw in colour, it is a generous and well made chardonnay with layers of melon, pear and citrus fruits that show the cooler side of Eden Valley. There is also savoury complexity with oatmeal barrel ferment and spicy oak adding nice detail. The palate then shows pleasing balance between fresh acidity and hearty fruit before proceeding to a creamy textured finish. It’s a little old school, but good old school, with plenty of appeal for early drinking. Drink: 2021 - 2023

 

$38.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
October 2021
% ALCOHOL
13.5

 

 

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
91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot
Bright medium straw in colour, it is a generous and well made chardonnay with layers of melon, pear and citrus fruits that show the cooler side of Eden Valley. There is also savoury complexity with oatmeal barrel ferment and spicy oak adding nice detail. The palate then shows pleasing balance between fresh acidity and hearty fruit before proceeding to a creamy textured finish. It’s a little old school, but good old school, with plenty of appeal for early drinking. Drink: 2021 - 2023

 

$38.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 |  2018 |  2019 |  2021 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
October 2021
% ALCOHOL
13.5

 

 

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