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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$35.00
750 mL
$35.00
6 x 750 mL
$210.00

Overview

Overview

Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday and has since grown to become one of Australia's leading and most awarded small wineries.

Sourced from hillside sloping vineyards in the Upper and Lower Yarra Valley. The Upper Yarra Chardonnay generally provides attractive citrus characters, with mineral slate notes and length; the Lower Yarra is often fleshier in style with attractive white peach and quince characters. Blending of parcels from both regions produces wines of complexity, varietal definition and length.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2023
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

92 points Halliday Wine Companion

"A mid-weighted meld of a tighter contemporary approach, with a broader, more accessible palate hewn of fruit from the upper and lower sections off the Yarra. Classy enough. Buffered by a truffled, mealy mid-palate, plenty creamy and detailed, following 9 months in used oak. Ample sunny stone fruit flavours, too. Plenty to like."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Vibrant and fresh, with citrus pith/rind notes, nougat and lemon barley. Nuances of white flower aromatics are underpinned by mineral slate and subtle French oak.

Flavours and Palate

Elegant and pure brimming with citrus fruit, white peach, seamless French oak and nougat. With mouth-watering acidity, this wine delivers great balance, texture, flavour and length.

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.

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.