Chardonnay Barossa Eden South Australia
Established 1972, with a view to being one of the nation's pre eminent Chardonnay specialists, Mountadam was founded by the great David Wynn, one of the most significant contributors to the Australian wine industry and an important part of the Mountadam story. Mountadam today enjoy extensive resources for the production of Chardonnay through varied clones, ages and aspects. In assembling the finished wine, a balance of the most intense fruit aromas and flavours is sought, capturing the exquisite characteristics of fine Chardonnay without the influence of oak.
Fully mature vines, cooler sites and access to crucial water gives Mountadam the edge. Chardonnay is sourced from the Mountadam estate property near the historic Boehm Springs Reserve, a nesting ground for Wedge Tail Eagles, the Mountadam logo. Sitting at an altitude of over 400 metres above sea level the vines grow in quartz rich sandy loams formed from the underlying schist bedrock. Picking grapes throughout the cool of early morning followed by a gentle pressing and a long cool four weeks of fermentation with natural cultured yeast helps retain maximum grape flavours. Parcels are selected which can best display the intensity of Chardonnay within the context of a vibrantly unoaked wine.
A pale green colour. Aromas of tropical fruit, rich apricot and ripe nectarine, layered with the complexity associated from a traditional vinification. Intense lively aromas of ripe peach and melon carry through on the palate with distinctly fresh acidity typical of cool climate Chardonnay. A long finish with lingering fruit characters and racy acidity. To accompany chicken caesar or grilled fresh water fishes.