Layers of complex honeyed nuttiness, creamy and toasty with a clear core of stone fruit and fig. A wine of considerable poise, intensity and length. A perfect harmonious balance. A very generous style of Chardonnay with voluminous fruit adding to the wine's amazing weight. Nicely balanced acidity heps draw the wine through the palate to the end.
Brook Eden vineyard in North East Tasmania is the culmination of a five year search for a vineyard site capable of producing truly exquisite, cool-climate still and sparkling wines. There are only a few such places in Australia. Established in 1988 on the banks of Pipers Brook in northeast Tasmania, Brook Eden is nestled in a picturesque valley of rolling green hills. The vineyards are sited along an ancient ridge of deep, gravelly, well-drained, volcanic soil, which runs down to Pipers Brook on one side of the ridge and a spring-fed, native wetland on the other. At 41º South, and the start of the famed roaring forties, Brook Eden is true, cool-climate viticulture. The crisp air of the Southern Ocean, acknowledged as the cleanest in the world, tempers the heat of summer days and provides cool nights. This Southern latitude produces extended sunshine hours per day in summer and our cool, sometimes wind-swept site dictates that our old, non-irrigated vines must struggle a little as they slowly ripen their fruit during a growing season which is one of the longest in Australia.