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Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

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 2019
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 Campbell Mattinson

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion

"It's the leanest of the latest releases but in time it could easily be the best. It's a wine of excellent line and length. Pear, citrus, white peach and nectarine flavours are presented with toasty, cedary highlights. The important thing is that the long finish is full of flavour.”

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Restrained and elegant, with attractive notes of lemon barley, nougat and white flowers. Hints of mineral slate and subtle French oak add complexity.

Flavours and Palate

Fine and pure, the wine has great length of flavour and finishes with beautifully balanced citrus acidity. Lemon pastry and nougat characters are supported by seamless French oak and mineral slate. Layered and textural, this wine displays the hallmarks of classic cool climate Chardonnay.

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.

Vintage Conditions

A mild Spring, followed by a warm and very dry ripening period led to a heightened onset of vintage. Vineyards went on the charge with flavour development and sugar accumulation. A compressed vintage, but Chardonnays produced exhibit generosity of flavour and finely balanced acidity.

 

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.