Mountadam Five Fifty Chardonnay 2018 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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RRP $17.99

$14.99 per Bottle
$89.94 per case

Overview

Mountadam Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery, located at 550 meters above sea level. Our vineyards are some of the highest in Eden Valley.

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

Expert Reviews

Sam Kim

92 Points

Bright and youthfully expressed, the inviting bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, apple and vanilla characters with subtle oatmeal complexity. The palate is ripe and beautifully rounded, delivering lovely fruit purity together with elegant complexity, leading to a lingering creamy finish. At its best: now to 2023.

Wine Orbit, April 2019

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

On release the wine is bright and fruity. It has lifted ripe fig, stone-fruit and melon characters.

Palate

The wine has lashings of stone fruit and citrus on the palate. It has a round mid-palate and a bright citrus-like finish.

Winemaker's Comments

Mountadam Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery, located at 550 meters above sea level. Our vineyards are some of the highest in Eden Valley.

Cellaring Potential

This wine has been crafted to be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2023.

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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