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Rising Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Rising 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.

Fine, textured and layered with aromatic grapefruit and lemon barley enhanced by subtle French oak. Boasts great length and balance. Sourced from the Rising Vineyard planted in 1991, this is a stunning testament to the single vineyard philosophy.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2028
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

96 points Campbell Mattinson
Gold 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Gold 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Silver 2018 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Silver 2018 National Wine Show of Australia
Silver 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Melbourne Wine Awards
Bronze 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Bronze 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show

Campbell Mattinson

"Bit of a wowee moment. The length of this wine is quite astonishing; so too the finesse. It's steely and pear-like, milky and dry. It has flavour but it slashes its way through the palate and on out into tomorrow. Bottle age will make this yet more beautiful."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Vibrant notes of lemon barley, grapefruit pith and lime zest are underpinned beautifully with nuances of wet stone/slate and seamless French oak.

Flavours and Palate

Fine, textured and layered, the palate displays aromatic fruit characters of grapefruit and lemon barley, which are further enhanced by subtle French oak and mineral slate. The wine has great length and consistency, finishing with beautifully balanced citrus acidity.

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 near perfect growing conditions with a cool spring followed by a mild to warm summer. Rainfall and yields were typical, allowing grape flavour and sugar to slowly develop and achieve optimum ripeness. The vintage produced a wine with excellent acid retention, 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.