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. All fruit used to craft this wine is grown on the estate.
93 Points "Mountadam vineyard at 550m elevation. Fermented in seasoned French oak barriques with partial mlf. Here is evidence that less is always more with chardonnay, the elegance a marked step up from Mountadam's Five-Fifty. Fruit purity and minerality triumph over oak. Bright citrus, al dente white peach and spice are ever-so-subtly blessed with classy French oak. The line and tension of malic acidity draws out a long, thrilling finish that will set this vintage among the greats from this historic estate." Tyson Stelzer - Halliday Wine Companion
The fruit was picked in the cool of night at optimum maturity. Chilled and tank pressed and fermented in seasoned French oak barriques with partial malolactic fermentation. The emphasis in the cuvee was to select batches that expressed beautiful purity of fruit, minerality with oak only playing a gently supportive role.