Eden Road Long Road Chardonnay

Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay 2017

Tumbarumba, New South Wales   |    750ml   |    13.4%
We've enjoyed some brilliant Chardonnays from Eden Road in recent years and their 2016 The Long Road Chardonnay is again in fine form. Reflecting the near perfect growing conditions that prevailed in Tumbarumba throughout the 2016 vintage, this is an elegant, yet generous Chardonnay that draws natural comparisons to the great wines of Chablis.

The 2017 Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay 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 classy example of Chardonnay for its price point.

Availability: In stock

$26.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
The Eden Road wines all derive primarily from the ACT/NSW ‘High Country’ regions of Canberra District, Hilltops, Gundagai and Tumbarumba. The name has nothing to do with the Eden Valley. In fact Eden Road is supposed to suggest an ideal (as in the Garden of Eden), not a place.

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
6
New South Wales
Tumbarumba
750
13.4
The blend for this generous yet mouth-watering Chardonnay can change according to season. In 2016 it was a blend of two Tumbarumba vineyards that have long been associated with the Chardonnay wines of Eden Road: Courabyra and Maragle. The Maragle fruit is grown at 410 metres above sea level in a vineyard bathed twice daily by cool mountain breezes.

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.

Customer Reviews

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)

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