Mountadam Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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RRP $28

$24.99 per Bottle
$149.94 per case

Overview

This bottle fermented sparkling wine is made in the time honoured grower style. The term grower style refers to a sparkling wine which has been made from a specific single vineyard. The wine has a distinctive personality and characters that genuinely reflect the area and the site it is grown on.

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

Expert Reviews

The tension and focus of this cool, high site sings lemon, apple and crunchy pear fruit of good concentration and mid-palate depth, well toned by the creamy texture and almond meal complexity of three years lees age. A pale straw hue reflects its restraint, with a long finish carried by fine acidity and toasty complexity. A highlight in Eden Valley sparkling.' 92 points.Tyson Stelzer's Australian Sparkling Report 2017

Winery Tasting Notes

On release this Sparkling wine is displaying a pale yellow colour with subtle salmon hue. The wine has lifted fruit characters of strawberry, fig and red apple. Subtle characters of freshly baked bread and cream add to the wines complexity on the nose.

The palate is rich and complex with fruit characters of quince, figs, nuts and brioche. The wine has a medium weight with fine acid and a dry finish. The mousse is firm and persistent.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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