Chardonnay ‘First Village’ Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley 2020
Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley
With some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, Bethany Wines has special place in the region’s winemaking story. Johann Gottlob Schrapel and his family arrived from Silesia on the George Washington in 1844. This was just eight years after South Australia was settled. Like many Silesian migrants, they travelled by ox cart to Bethany (Bethanien), and established the Barossa’s first settlement. Johann planted the first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carried from Europe. He built a wine cellar and had reputation as a winemaker. Despite this our family were grape growers for the next four generations.
The fruit for this barrel-fermented Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in the foothills of the hot Barossa Valley and cooler Eden Valley.
The nose expresses white peach, green apple and honeyed floral notes. Lovely structured palate with tight acidity complementing the rich orchard fruit and toasty oak flavours before a long intense finish.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay