2019 EDEN VALLEY
CHARDONNAY

In a word, the 2019 growing season was – dry! It started off dry and stayed that way. Mother nature challenged the vines with more frosts than usual and a windy flowering period that disturbed fruit set.

To top it all off she threw in a hailstorm on 22 November! Thankfully the punch-drunk vines were given a small reprieve with no extreme temperatures in the ripening period and were put out of their misery with an early, compressed harvest beginning with the whites on 7th March and finishing with Shiraz on 22nd March. The 2019 vintage resulted in our lowest yield on record, but outstanding quality wines across all varieties. Whenever you can find it, grab any 2019 wine from the Barossa/Eden Valley!

2019 Eden Hall Chardonnay tasting:

Our winemaker Phil Lehmann has made our first Chardonnay from a carefully fostered single block of Eden Valley fruit of impeccable pedigree.

Pale golden yellow with a green hue, showing cut white peach over subtle spice of cloves and vanilla on the nose. An assertive middle palate of nectarine and grapefruit with a layered creamy elegance and a fresh citrus finish that lingers.

A Chardonnay of poise, immediately enticing, but with a view to the future.

Region: Eden Valley, Barossa South Australia

Harvested: 28 Feb 2019

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.0

Residual sugar: 2.0 g/l

Bottled: 3 Feb 2020

Total production: 3,126 bottles

The Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are all excellent, the red wines outstanding…

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