Founder's View Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is the result of long-term partnerships with exceptional and often multi-generational Barossa growers
Mid straw colour. Lifted white peach and nectarine aromatics with flinty notes. Full and intense white stone fruit with grilled cashew notes and generous mid palate. Integrated oak with mouth-watering acid line.
- Grape variety breakdown
Selected vineyards were harvested mechanically at optimal ripeness in the cool of the night to retain fresh citrus and melon flavours. The fruit is then crushed and destemmed to an airbag tank press for gentle extraction of the juice from the berries. All movements take place at controlled temperatures, under inert gas cover to prevent oxidation. After a period of cold settling to clarify the juice, it is transferred to new and second-use French oak hogsheads for fermentation in our temperature-controlled cellars. The fermentation is slow, cool and even, to maintain pristine aromatics and prevent loss of flavours. The wine is stirred on lees for up to three months to allow development of a soft, creamy texture. Individual barrels are then selected to blend a wine of subtle complexity and finesse.
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 13% | pH: | Acidity: | Volume: 750mls
- Harvest Date
The founders of Krondorf village farmed small plots, where vines grew among produce, orchards and livestock. In the 1890s, the Glenview winery was founded, which overlooked these little farms. This winery became the engine room of Krondorf wines. Honouring this history, this range of wines is a result of long-term partnerships with exceptional and often multi-generational Barossa growers.
- Cellaring potential
Drinks well now, or will reward cellaring for the mid-term
- Food Matching
Pair with chicken, grilled vegetable or seafood dishes.
Lifted white peach and nectarine aromatics with flinty notes.
- Vineyard Notes
Eden Valley sits 34 degrees south of the equator, at a similar latitude to the neighbouring Barossa Valley. However, the higher elevation of Eden Valley provides cooler conditions, 5–7°C lower than the Barossa Valley floor. The undulating, hilly terrain provides a diverse range of sub-climates, meaning aspect and slope are important factors in vineyard site selection.
The 2019 growing season was a challenging one for the Barossa Valley. Lower than average rainfall was experienced across the year. Winter rain was 77% of the long-term average, spring 24% of average and summer just 31%. The region also experienced significant frost events in September and November, as well as a hailstorm later in November. January heat gave way to a cooler February and March, which provided ideal conditions for the small crops to ripen evenly and quickly. In spite of the significant challenges of the season, fruit quality was exceptional. Flavour and phenological development was synchronous with sugar ripening, allowing harvest for most vineyards by the end of March, one of the earliest finishes on record. Shiraz wines produced from the exceptional fruit of 2019 exhibit great depth of colour, with intense, concentrated varietal fruit flavours and firm, structural tannins which will mellow and soften with careful cellaring