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WOTW: The Long Road Chardonnay, Eden Road, Canberra 2013

In a nutshell:

A new wave, cool climate Aussie Chardonnay.

 The producer:

Located in Murrumbatemanin New South Wales’ Canberra Wine District, boutique winery Eden Road was established in 2008 by businessman Chris Coffman and was awarded the most prestigious wine award in Australia – The Jimmy Watson- for its first vintage of The Long Road Shiraz in 2009. Its collection of cool climate wines in a raft of exciting and original styles are highly-prized, and owe much to the soils the vines are planted on which were formed over 400 million years ago and are some of the oldest on the planet.

 The Wine:

The fruit was gently pressed directly into French oak barriques, of which 10% were new, without settling and inoculated with selected yeasts to achieve fruit purity. It was then matured for 12 months on its lees prior to being racked and bottled.

 Tasting Note:

Very little oak influence, wonderful elegance with the focus on citrus fruits and white blossom with a long, lip-smacking finish.

One of our favourite food and wine pairings at this time of year is pumpkin and Chardonnay. The velvety, rich texture of pumpkin complements the similar texture found in this Burgundian style, Aussie Chardonnay.