Mountadam `High Eden` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Established in 1972, Mountadam High Eden estate is Australia’s first cool climate Chardonnay Vineyard. Situated on a unique rocky outcrop ranging in elevation up to 550m, the vineyards have a commanding easterly aspect over the Eden Valley. This wine is made using traditional methods and is a blend of the exclusive multi clonal resources available on the estate.

SA - Eden Valley
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


The wine has a distinct green colour with a light golden tinge.


From a very cool vintage this wine has aromas that are more in the spectrum of white peach, nectarine and ripe grapefruit, complimenting the innate spice of quality French oak.


The flavours are built around green apple and ripe citrus, with subtle hints of grilled cashews, clove and nutmeg spice. Typical of Mountadam Chardonnay there is tremendous depth of flavour which lingers elegantly on the palate suggesting the wine has at least a 10-15 year aging potential.

SA - Eden Valley
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Established in 1972 as one of Australia's pioneer Chardonnay producers, Mountadam was founded by the late David Wynn, without question one of the most significant contributors to the Australian wine industry and an important part of the Mountadam story.

Amongst his many achievements, David Wynn is credited with the invention of the wine cask; he founded Wynn's Coonawarra Estate and transformed Coonawarra reds during the 1960s and '70s; he was the first to establish a contour planted vineyard (Modbury, SA), the first to plant Riesling in Coonawarra, and was a passionate advocate of regionality.

In selecting the land for the Mountadam vineyard, Wynn was the first to recognise the potential of a cool, elevated site to produce wines of great elegance and structure, and chose an area high above the Eden Valley, which he named High Eden. At 550m above sea level, Mountadam is in fact the most elevated vineyard in South Australia.

He was awarded the prestigious Maurice O’Shea trophy in 1993.

David’s son Adam, after whom Mountadam was named, took over as winemaker in 1984, and subsequently sold the business (2002) in its entirety to French luxury goods giant, LVMH.

Mountadam returned to private ownership in 2006, with the acquisition by South Australian farmer and accountant David Brown, who has made significant investment in vineyard improvement and expansion.

Winemaking is managed by Con Moshos, who has a distinguished 23-year career making fine wines at Petaluma.

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