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Reserve Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016 Gift Box

Reserve Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016 Gift Box

RRP (750 mL)
$60.00
750 mL
$60.00

Overview

Overview

The Reserve Range is only produced in years when Andrew Fleming's exacting standards can be met. Select parcels of fruit from exceptional vintages are brought to life by meticulous winemaking that is designed to showcase the very best of the Yarra Valley.

Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Peak Drinking Now - 2026
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Philip Rich 96 points
Gold 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Gold 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Silver 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Silver 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Silver 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Silver 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show

Philip Rich

"This the latest in a long line of superb chardonnays from one of the Yarra Valley's finest exponents. Brightly coloured, aromas of grapefruit, stone fruit and a little struck match lead onto the palate with is powerful, seamless and long. Still tightly wound, a long life seems assured."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Vibrant, fine and youthful with fragrant yeasty autolysis notes of biscuit and lemon pastry. Attractive lemon sorbet/curd notes are enhanced by underlying Pinot Noir perfume and brioche.

Flavours and Palate

Fine and long, with great texture and beautifully balanced acidity. Grapefruit citrus notes and hints of lemon barley and nougat are underpinned by seamless French oak and developing nuances of wetslate. Youthful and needing time in the Cellar to evolve.

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.

An un-seasonally warm Spring led to early budburst and fruit set. Canopies were healthy with yields generally above average. Dry, favourable conditions ensued with rapid fruit ripening and a uncharacteristically compressed vintage. Fruit quality was high, with the wines produced being generous in flavour.

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.