Mountadam High Eden `Estate` Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The typical Mountadam Chardonnay characters of grilled nuts with clove and nutmeg spice supported by a citrus (grapefruit) core, contribute to the length of flavour of this wine.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Four clones selected from the estate plantings for this wine were barrel-fermented in 70% new barriques, then taken through 100% mlf with gentle lees stirring; while the mlf cuts back acidity and varietal expression, in this instance it adds creamy mouthfeel and some grilled cashew to finely detailed stone fruit flavours. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine has a light golden colour.

Aroma

Classic Chardonnay fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and ripe figs complimenting the innate spice of quality French oak.

Palate

Typical of Mountadam Chardonnay there are flavours of grilled nuts with clove and nutmeg spice woven around a green apple and citrus core. There is tremendous depth of flavour which lingers elegantly on the palate suggesting the wine has significant aging potential of at least 10 years.

Cellaring

At least 10 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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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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