Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £108.36
Country - Australia
Region - Southern New South Wales
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Eden Road
Tasting notes - A delightfully lifted nose displays delicate notes of white flowers and orange blossom intermingled with hints of almonds and nutmeg. Classic Tumbarumba acidity is supported by French oak nuances, leading to subtle spice on a rich and full palate, with a long finish.
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Very little oak influence, wonderful elegance with the
focus on citrus fruits, white blossom and a long, lipsmacking
Located in Murrumbateman in the Canberra Wine District, boutique winery Eden
Road was established in 2008 by businessman Chris Coffman. It made an immediate
and stunning impact by winning the ‘Jimmy Watson Award’ for its first vintage of The
Long Road Shiraz (2008), Australia’s most prized wine accolade. These elegant and
refined wines are produced from some of Australia's highest vineyards in the
emerging region of Australia's 'High Country'. The unique combination of altitude
and some of the world's oldest soils, which were formed over 400 million years ago,
has resulted in a highly prized collection of original and exciting wines. New
winemaker Celine Rousseau has devoted 17 years to working in the 'High Country'
and has developed a strong understanding and passion for these cool climate
vineyards and their wines.
2016 was a warm, dry vintage: below average rainfall during the winter was coupled
with above average temperatures. Early budburst took place followed by dry
conditions during flowering which resulted in very good fruit-set. Yields were higher
than recent years, with early harvesting and good to excellent quality fruit. Overall a
very good vintage; outstanding for Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Grigio.
Eden Road works towards natural management in the vineyards with minimum
intervention in terms of spraying, but hard work in terms of manually tending the
vines and managing the soils. They follow organic viticulture where possible and all
vines are hand-picked. The fruit is sourced from two vineyards: a 31 year old vineyard
in Maragle, which is situated at 405 metres above sea level; and a 29 year old
vineyard in Courabyra, sitting at an altitude of 740 metres. Both vineyards are
located in the Tumbarumba region, which is regarded as a premium Chardonnay
producing area. The final blend represents a classic expression of Tumbarumba
Chardonnay. The rootstocks are grafted on two clones: a Penfolds clone and
The grapes were carefully sorted. Half the fruit was fermented in tank and half in
French oak barrels. Fermentation took place with a selected yeast. Following
fermentation, 10 to 15% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine
was then matured for 12 months on its lees in French oak barrels, of which 25% was
new, prior to being racked and bottled.
A delightfully lifted nose displays delicate notes of white flowers and orange blossom
intermingled with hints of almonds and nutmeg. Classic Tumbarumba acidity is
supported by French oak nuances, leading to subtle spice on a rich and full palate,
with a long finish.
Light cheese soufflé or prawn cocktail.
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Southern New South Wales
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