Eden Valley Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
A duo of crisp whites from Millon Wines
Millon Wines have released a duo of crisp whites for those who love wine that is handcrafted and a reflection of Pewsey Vale in the Barossa Valley region. But how do you do your white wine justice?
How to choose a white wine glass
According to Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker for Millon Wines, it’s crucial to invest in quality glassware. Avoid narrow wine glasses where possible; a generous, rounded bowl with slight tapering towards the rim will allow all those complex aromatics to hit you on the first sip. As a rule of thumb, it’s best not to serve straight from the ice bucket, as doing so risks muting the flavours; essentially, you’re masking the complex layers of fruits, floral and spice.
Eden Valley Pinot Gris by Millon Wines
So have that quality glass wear on the ready as you savour the crisp whites from Eden Valley. The grapes of the pinot gris were picked in the cool of night and then delivered to the winery, where they were gently pressed and then cold settled for 48 hours. Fermenting at cool temperatures with a small number of solids allowed Millon to create this textural-perfumed wine. Fruit Driven and packed with zesty lime, ginger, and floral white blossom, this wine was fermented with a high number of grape solids to create a textural, creamy mid-palate balanced by mouth-watering acidity delivering a crisp finish. Stone fruits and pear are present on the palate, balanced by mouth-watering acidity delivering a crisp finish. It’s an easy-drinking wine for any lazy March afternoon.
Eden Valley Chardonnay by Millon Wines
This Eden Valley Chardonnay is pale gold with slight green hues. Lifted notes of white peach, rock melon, citrus fruits and ginger are present. The palate displays creamy lychee and pear notes which are complemented by toasty undertones and lingering acidity. Embracing the unique qualities of the vineyard, the cooler climate and high slopes allow the grapes to slowly ripen, developing intense flavours that retain natural acidity. The climatic conditions combined with ancient and naturally acidic soils, consistently grow grapes of tremendous quality and regional distinction. While chardonnay tends to be an underdog in Eden Valley, often overshadowed by the region’s reputation for Rieslings. The 2021 Estate Chardy is a great example of what Eden has to offer, a balanced wine that is elegant in style, acid-driven, and finished with a good hit of oak to bring new depths to the wine