Exodus is a Single Vineyard Chardonnay sourced from the well known cool-climate wine region, Eden Valley
Hand picked from a single vineyard located on the outskirts of Angaston in the Eden Valley. The wine was crushed and de-stemmed prior to the pressing process; French oak barriques were used for fermentation. The ferment was slow and cool with several weeks of lees contact post ferment. Incredible small batch winemaking at its best with only 300 dozen being bottled after minimal filtration.
Vibrant, almost florescent green with a pale straw hue in colour. This wine has fantastic depth to its varietal expression yet still quite focused; white peach, nectarine and melon with an ever so gentle touch of French oak on the nose. The palate is fresh and zesty with assorted citrus notes. The time on lees shows up with the wonderful depth of flavour whilst the natural fruit acidity shows through on the finish whilst remaining restrained by the slightest touch of French oak to add another layer of complexity.
This wine will drink now and over the next 3-7 years. It will develop well in bottle to show more aged character over time and the acidity will retain its freshness.
2014 Vintage - 2015 San Francisco International Wine Comp - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2014 AWC Vienna - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards - GOLD
2011 Vintage - 2014 CWSA, Best Value - GOLD
2012 Vintage - 2013 International Wine Challenge, London - SILVER
2012 Vintage - 2013 China Wine Awards - GOLD
2012 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine Barossa Edition August 2013 - 91 POINTS