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Rising Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Rising 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.

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 2018
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

95 points Ned Goodwin
Gold Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Ned Goodwin - Halliday Wine Companion 2020

“.. One’s attention is grabbed by the exhilarating finish, jittering with a mineral pulse and textural detail.”

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A distinctive Rising Vineyard vintage, with vibrant notes of nectarine, citrus blossom and quince. Secondary notes of nougat and wet slate add complexity with subtle French oak providing support in the background.

Flavours and Palate

Pure and textural, the wine displays aromatic lemon citrus, nectarine and quince characters, which are complemented harmoniously by seamless French oak and mineral slate. The wine has great length and evenness, 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.

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.