The aim of this producer is to create a distinctive, clean and pure, refined range of wines from the cool climate vineyards of NSW and the continental climate of the Canberra district. And with access to a superb range of vineyards and a state of the art winery, they are in the perfect position to do just that.
"Winner: Best New Winery. Canberra is an exciting region at the moment, and there are many new players hitting unthinkable heights of quality. Winemaker Nick Spencer has demonstrated - across a whole range of styles and prices - that Eden Road Wines is a force to be reckoned with.”- Nick Stock, The Age/SMH Good Wine Guide 2011
The fruit here provides texture and intensity whilst the fruit from Courabyra (730 metres above sea level) gives the wines backbone, freshness and drive. The 2016 is a blend of 75% Maragle and 25% Courabyra, with roughly 60% of the former fermented and raised for ten months in used barrel on full lees, while all the Courabyra Chardonnay was raised in tank. The final blend ends up being around 60% malolactic. The 2016 offers a lifted and complex nose leading to a creamy textured palate with layers of pulpy fruit nicely balanced by some racy, citrus-fresh cut. Excellent depth and drive, this is extremely classy for its price point.
- Love it Review by James
- Liked the 2011 version of this wine and think the 2012 is event better; very lean and a racy style. Gary Walsh's review comparing it to Chablis is spot on. (Posted on 7/16/2013)