Mountadam Vineyards

2015 Mountadam Estate Chardonnay

Winemakers Note


On release the wine  is pale straw in colour.  It displays classic  Chardonnay characters of white peach, nectarine and fresh figs.  The palate is fresh and vibrant with fruit flavours of citrus and white peach.  Maturation in French oak provides subtle nutmeg and clove characters on the palate, while  a clean slatey acid  backbone provides length and structure to the wine.  The wine is complex with no single character dominating the wine.  The flavour of the wine persists long after it has left the mouth.  The wine  will continue to reward careful cellaring for up to and possibly beyond 2025.   

Harvest of the  fruit  commenced in early March 2015.  The fruit was hand harvested and gently pressed using a bag press.  Juice was settled then fermented in 60% new French Vosges barriques.  The wine was intermittently stirred (battonage) throughout the maturation period.  The individual parcels were racked from barrel after 9 months maturation in oak  and the final blend carried out. 

 Case of 6

Wine Specs

March 2015
Barrel fermentation

Wine Profile

Huon Hooke 15/10/2016 Rating 91
Mountadam East: Blocks 3, 5, 6, 7