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The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2019

The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2019

The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$50.00
750 mL
$50.00
6 x 750 mL
$300.00

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.

An opulent Pinot Noir from the Lower Yarra. Overlooking the Woori Yallock Creek, the Syme Vineyard has long been a source of outstanding quality Pinot Noir. Made traditionally in small open fermenters, this wine was matured in French oak barriques and puncheons for nine months. A complex and powerful release. Dark cherries intertwine with savoury characters and sweet spice and seamless French oak.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2027
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Brooding, powerful and ripe with dark cherry notes underpinned by subtle French oak, whole berry graphite-like savouriness and nutmeg spice. Earthy forest floor characters are evident in the background and will continue to evolve.

Flavours and Palate

A typical expression of The Esplanade Vineyard, with dark cherry notes, great texture and a chalky/grainy tannin finish. Complex and powerful, the palate displays hints of rhubarb, seamless French oak, whole bunch savouriness and spice.

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.