2023 Eden Valley Chardonnay
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We are very proud of the fifteenth release of this wine from our pristine and beautiful Eden Valley
vineyard.As a single site wine, our Eden Valley Chardonnay will always show typicity of the vineyard, whilst varying with what each season brings. We are on a constant learning journey adapting to what the season brings.
In a normal growing season we need to carefully manage our Chardonnay to ensure we have ample canopy for flavour development and also for sun protection. In 2023, aside from a short warm burst over Christmas, we had gentle growing conditions allowing steadier ripening for great flavour development. We harvested our Chardonnay over a week later than in 2022, in the early hours of the morning while fruit was at its coolest. The fruit was crushed and pressed off skins immediately on arrival to the winery. The juice was cold settled, before being racked, with a decent proportion of light fluffy lees going into ferment. Ferment was initiated in tank and once active the fermenting juice was stirred and transferred to a
|Style||Elegant, driven, focused|
|Aroma||Vibrant citrus notes with attractive stonefruit nuanced with hints of cashew, almond meal and flint|
|Palate||Fresh lemon citrus and white peach, subtleties of rockmelon, with a soft supportive acid and enticing crème brulee texture. The well integrated toasty oak profile carries the delicate fruit across the palate to seamless finish.|
|Maturation||Fermented in French oak, sur lie and batonnage for 8 months|
|Drink||Drink now or cellar confidently for 5+ years|
|Region||100% Estate grown, Craneford, Eden Valley|
|Vine Age||31 years|
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