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Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$45.00
750 mL
$45.00
6 x 750 mL
$270.00

Overview

Overview

Coldstream Hills prides itself for having access to many of the best vineyards in the Yarra Valley. Back in the late 1980s, James Halliday introduced single vineyard wines to Coldstream Hills demonstrating their unique styles. The tradition has continued with the release of the Single Vineyard range.

The Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay fine, even and textural finishing with juicy citrus acidity. French oak and wet slate/flint notes. Balanced and layered, the wine has classic Upper Yarra traits of purity and length of flavour.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2027
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

96 points Huon Hooke
94 points Campbell Mattinson
Gold 2018 National Wine Show of Australia
Silver 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

Huon Hooke

"This is a rich but refined style, a glorious wine with honey and butter nuances along with nougat and toast. It's delicate, crisp, lively and dry at the finish; a wine of focus and refinement, and great intensity. Superb line and length. It's just emerging from its shell and will age superbly. (The vineyard is high at 300-350 metres altitude and is a cool, south-facing site)"

Campbell Mattinson

"It's an elegant chardonnay with lactose, stone fruit and spice notes running effortlessly through the mouth, nashi pear flavours bursting through the finish. It's good now; it'll be better in a year or three."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Attractive notes of lemon curd, nougat and white flowers dominate, with underlying subtle French oak spice and mineral wet slate. Pure and refined, yet powerful in fruit intensity.

Flavours and Palate

Classic Upper Yarra Chardonnay characters of lemon curd and citrus rind with underlying nougat and mineral slate. The palate is fine, pure and long and finishes with juicy, pithy citrus acidity. A wine that will reward careful cellaring.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The 2017 vintage was a return to a cooler weather pattern with cool spring months and a mild to warm Summer. Rainfall and yields were close to average, allowing grape flavour and sugar to ripen in a steady manner. Acid retention was excellent in the fruit giving rise to wines of freshness, vibrancy and great balance.

Andrew Fleming - Chief Winemaker

Growing up in wine country Mildura, at just 13 years of age, Andrew attempted to make his own wine; the end result was undrinkable, his father’s shed a shambles, but the winemaking seed was sown. 
After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Andrew spent two years at Mildara in Coonawarra before heading to Bordeaux where he furthered his winemaking qualifications with a Diplome National d’Oenologue from the University of Bordeaux. Since then he’s completed vintages at the iconic Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux, several vintages in Languedoc, in addition to completing a vintage at Matanzas Creek winery in California’s Sonoma Valley. For six years Andrew was a Winemaker at Lindeman’s Karadoc winery and in 1996, became the Winery Manager of Seppelt in Great Western; providing the perfect segue for his current role as Chief Winemaker Coldstream Hills which he has held since 2001.