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Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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 2018
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

95 points Ned Goodwin

Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

“Flint, pebbles and white peach to nectarine allusions are wound about a spool of mineral tension and nicely nestled oak. This expands effortlessly with time in the glass..”

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Pure and refined, with attractive lime citrus peel, nashi pear and white flowers. Subtle French oak is evident with underlying cashew nut barrel fermentation and hints of wet slate.

Flavours and Palate

Fine and pure, the wine has great length of flavour, finishing with beautifully balanced citrus acidity. Very true to style, the palate expresses lemon citrus and pear characters, with underlying nougat, mineral slate and seamless French oak.

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.

A cool start to the growing season was overshadowed by a warm and humid late Spring. Dry conditions prevailed throughout the summer months with gloriously warm days and cool nights. A relatively early start to the season, which was fortunately tempered by an even period of sugar and flavour development.

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.