The Chateau Single Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay 2021
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
GOLD MEDAL
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2022
93 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
Pale straw with green and gold flecks, this opens with an appealing spiced nose. Good concentration with notes of orange rind, stonefruit and nutmeg, through to some lemon zest on the finish. Impressive length, this is lush and generous in both its flavour and style. Good acidity supports the wine. Should drink very well over the next four to five years. Like this a lot.
93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gorgeously composed and styled, the wine shows apricot, rockmelon, vanilla and cedar characters on the nose with a hint of brioche. The palate displays excellent weight and textured mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by elegant oak infusion and refreshing acidity, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2029
92 Points
Review by: Aaron Brasher, Huon Hooke's The Real Review
93 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Pale colour. Attractive grapefruit white peach apricot aromas with hints of nougat/ marzipan. Creamy textured and classical in structure with plentiful stone fruit flavours, some pear skin notes, fine lacy/ chalky textures, lovely mid palate richness and integrated marzipan/ vanilla notes. Finishes chalky and crisp with honey/ sweet fruit notes. A punter friendly wine with oodles of fruit, complexity and freshness. Drink now – 2026 

 

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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
GOLD MEDAL

Score: GOLD MEDAL
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2022

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
Pale straw with green and gold flecks, this opens with an appealing spiced nose. Good concentration with notes of orange rind, stonefruit and nutmeg, through to some lemon zest on the finish. Impressive length, this is lush and generous in both its flavour and style. Good acidity supports the wine. Should drink very well over the next four to five years. Like this a lot.

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gorgeously composed and styled, the wine shows apricot, rockmelon, vanilla and cedar characters on the nose with a hint of brioche. The palate displays excellent weight and textured mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by elegant oak infusion and refreshing acidity, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2029

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Aaron Brasher, Huon Hooke's The Real Review

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Pale colour. Attractive grapefruit white peach apricot aromas with hints of nougat/ marzipan. Creamy textured and classical in structure with plentiful stone fruit flavours, some pear skin notes, fine lacy/ chalky textures, lovely mid palate richness and integrated marzipan/ vanilla notes. Finishes chalky and crisp with honey/ sweet fruit notes. A punter friendly wine with oodles of fruit, complexity and freshness. Drink now – 2026 

 

Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 |  2018 |  2019 |  2020 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

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

 

 

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