Specifications

This is an extremely food friendly Chardonnay, ready to roll with soft shell crab, lemon butter scallops, ginger soy flash fried barramundi, twice cooked sticky Chinese pork, marinated satay chicken skewers, or eggplant parmigiana.

Vintage: 2018

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Joanne Irvine

Alcohol/Vol: 13.5%

Residual Sugar: 1.07g/L

Case Size: 6 packs

2018 CHARLI JAYE CHARDONNAY

$40.00

30 in stock

30 in stock

Named after our granddaughter Charli, our fourth incarnation of Eden Valley Chardonnay stays true to our philosophy of seeking sophistication and elegance.

Light green tinged pale straw in colour. The perfumed lift of pears, apples and vanilla bean nougat set the aromatics bar high with this Eden Valley Chardonnay, grown in the rugged Eastern Barossa Ranges near Peggy’s Hill. The streamlined sleek elegant palate has a clean steel acid thread running through seamless layers of pear apple fruit and bright spice oak, with an extended line and length to a very tidy finish. ~Jane Ferrari~

GOLD | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition (95 points)

94 POINTS | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

93 POINTS | National Liquor News Australia

Light green tinged pale straw in colour. The perfumed lift of pears, apples and vanilla bean nougat set the aromatics bar high with this Eden Valley Chardonnay, grown in the rugged Eastern Barossa Ranges near Peggy’s Hill. The streamlined sleek elegant palate has a clean steel acid thread running through seamless layers of pear apple fruit and bright spice oak, with an extended line and length to a very tidy finish.

Our fourth incarnation of Eden Valley Chardonnay stays true to our philosophy of seeking elegance and was subsequently awarded a gold medal at the 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Named after our youngest granddaughter Charli, a sophisticated Chardonnay style was intended from the outset.

2018 –  Gold Medal | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition (95 points)

2018 – 94 Points | Wine Orbit | “It’s stylish and complex on the nose showing apricot, fig, vanillin oak, popcorn and subtle spice aromas, followed by a beautifully weighted palate displaying expansive mouthfeel backed by bright acidity. Generous yet refined and poised with a persistent silky finish.” ~Sam Kim~

2018 – 93 Points | Australia’s National Liquor News, March 2021 Tasting | “Deliciously moreish. Complex butterscotch and vanilla, silky over generous citrus flavours. Finishes clean and refreshing, ready for a second sip.” ~Michael Mcintosh~

 

Historical record of achievement:

2017 – Silver | 2020 London Wine Competition

2017 – Silver | 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2017 – 91 Points | National Liquor News, March 2020 edition | “Cheesecake on the nose. Very unique flavours. Palate is very bright and acidic.” (The NLN tasting team deduced that “Cool climate is where Chardonnay seems to be finding its home.” …we couldn’t agree more!)

2016 – Silver |  2018 San Francisco International Wine Show

2015 (first release) – Top 20 Premium Chardonnays | Drinks Magazine Australia, April/May 2016 edition

2018 Vintage Summary:

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly higher than average. In spring, drier soils combined with warmer than average spring days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April was what some people are calling ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us with our Chardonnay grapes being picked around the middle of March.

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