2022 Mountadam Estate High Eden Chardonnay

$40.00

Established in 1972, Mountadam High Eden Estate is one of Australia’s oldest cool climate Chardonnay vineyards. Situated on a unique rocky outcrop the estate commands an easterly aspect over Eden Valley. Mountadam Vineyards High Eden series is the selection of the best parcels of fruit from the Estate. All fruit used to craft this single vineyard wine is grown on the estate.

Vintage

2021

Varietal

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.5%

Professional Reviews

Chardonnay from the Mountadam Estate, established in 1972 in the cool subregion of High Eden at 550m above sea level. Pale straw with aromas of white peach, nectarine and citrus fruits with hints of clotted cream, lemon curd, soft spice, vanillin, crushed stone and nougat. There is a seam of fine, lacy acidity providing plenty of velocity and verve, pure citrus and stone fruits and a refreshing, dry savoury finish.
Dave Brookes
Published 27 February 2024

Tasting Notes

Established in 1972, Mountadam High Eden Estate is one of Australia’s oldest cool climate Chardonnay vineyards. Situated on a unique rocky outcrop the estate commands an easterly aspect over Eden Valley. Mountadam Vineyards High Eden series is the selection of the best parcels of fruit from the Estate. All fruit used to craft this single vineyard wine is grown on the estate.

The fruit was harvested on the 13th and 22nd of March during the cool of the night with a selective destemming harvester. As has been tradition with the High Eden Estate Chardonnay, the fruit was sourced mainly from the Estates Western High Eden Block 69 (93%) with 7% from Block 3. Block 69 consists of plantings 37-year-old plantings sitting at an elevation of 550m above sea level.

The juice was barrel fermented in new and 1-4 year old French oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons through to dryness. The wine went through regular lees stirring throughout maturation in 60% new and 1-4 year old French oak. Only the best individual barrels were selected to make up this blend.

 

GI: High Eden, Eden Valley

Winemaker: Caitlin Brown

Mountadam Vineyards Wines