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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021

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

Overview

Overview

Sourced from vineyards in both the lower and upper Yarra Valley, this is textbook Coldstream Hills Chardonnay. White peach, nectarine and underlying citrus pith are at the fore, with hints of mineral, grilled nuts and beautifully integrated oak adding complexity. A great follow up to the 2018 Chardonnay – loads of flavour, texture and characteristic Yarra Valley juicy acidity.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2021
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Vibrant notes of lemon pith and grapefruit with underlying mineral slate, spicy French oak, nougat, and flaked almonds.

Flavours and Palate

Fine, pure with great texture, pithy acidity, and length of flavour. Vibrant citrus notes of lemon curd and grapefruit dominate with nougat, subtle French oak and mineral slate adding complexity. Drink now or allow to age gracefully – either way will reward.

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.

Vintage Conditions

A near perfect season for cool climate varieties in the Yarra. Good winter and spring rainfall replenished the soil profile allowing a good start to the growing season. Spring was generally mild with no frost, flowering occurred during warm, stable conditions which was ideal. The ripening season was generally mild and punctuated with well-timed rainfall. A very even harvest period with gradual ripening and flavour development, vibrant natural acidity and excellent quality fruit.

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.