Eden Valley Chardonnay 2019
St Hugo Collection
A modern Australian Chardonnay of outstanding character, showcasing premium Eden Valley fruit. While drinking beautifully now, with careful cellaring this Chardonnay will develop further for up to 10 years.
Pale straw with hints of green
Lemon pith with notes of shortcrust pastry, pecan and flint.
Citrus with focussed acidity and great graphite-like textural character.
Grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce or butternut risotto, butternut risotto or crispy-skinned salmon with beurre blanc.
Two parcels from Eden Valley were selected, one closer to Springton. The parcels were kept separate throughout the picking and winemaking process to ensure that only be best barrels made the final blend.
A drier that average Winter and growing season led to lower yields in the 2019 vintage. However, the warm January and February also ensure that Eden Valley vineyards stayed relatively disease-free leading to healthy fruit. Decisions around picking were made carefully to ensure that natural acidity was retained alongside exceptional varietal characteristics.