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Signature Collection Eden Valley Chardonnay 2019
A modern Australian Chardonnay of outstanding character, showcasing premium Eden Valley fruit. While drinking beautifully now, with careful cellaring this Chardonnay will develop further for up to 10 years
Aroma Lemon pith with notes of short crust pastry, pecan and flint
Taste Citrus with focussed acidity and great graphite-like textural character
Enjoy With Grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce, butternut risotto or crispy skinned salmon with beurre blanc
Ideal Drinking Window Now to 2030
Harvest Date Early March 2019
Bottling Date 14 February 2020
Region Eden Valley
Grape Variety Chardonnay 100%
Vineyards Two parcels from Eden Valley were selected, one closer to Springton. The parcels were kept separate throughout the picking and winemaking process to ensure that only the best barrels made the final blend.
Vintage Conditions A drier than average Winter and growing season led to lower yields in the 2019 vintage. However, the warm January and February also ensured that Eden Valley vineyards stayed relatively disease free leading to healthy fruit. Decisions around picking were made carefully to ensure that natural acidity was retained alongside exceptional varietal characteristics.
Winemaking Selected parcels of premium Eden Valley fruit were picked at optimum flavour development while still retaining excellent acidity. Fermentation was in 500 litre puncheons, 56% of which were new and the balance all 1 to 2 years old. Refreshing acidity was retained by limiting malolactic fermentation. Selected parcels also had battonage to add texture, complexity and mouth feel. The final blend was created from a selection of individual barrels.
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13.5% Total acid: 6.6g/L pH: 3.10