Elderton has a proud history of success in the Barossa. These wines enhance and reflect of what the Ashmead family are about; premium quality wines with a real sense of their roots in the Barossa and it’s surrounds. The E Series wines are designed to be affordable everyday drinking made with exceptional quality. Whilst made from premium Barossa fruit and receiving quality winemaking, these wines will always be priced to offer exceptional value for money.
The fruit is crushed and chilled below 10 degrees before draining the free run juice off the skins. This juice is then settled for 2-3 days to allow small particles of skins to fall to the bottom of the tank. The clear juice is then racked off and fermentation is completed in temperature controlled stainless steel. Without the presence of oak, the true and pure characteristics of Chardonnay are left to shine, and so we bottle the wine soon after fermentation to ensure that the clean, primary fruit flavours are retained.
The Chardonnay vines are carefully pruned over the winter season to ensure low yields and quality fruit. Supplementary irrigation and strict canopy management through the summer season enable the fruit to reach a baumé of about 13°, offering clean, crisp and ripe flavours in the fruit. It is then harvested in the coolest hours of the night and delivered to the winery as quickly as possible (to ensure there is no spoilage), to assist in retaining the fresh fruit characters displayed in this wine.
This Chardonnay blended from our Nuriootpa & Greenock blocks has been made to show the rich ripe characters of Barossa Chardonnay without the complication of oak. This is a fun easy wine to enjoy cold on a hot evening.