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Yarra Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016

Yarra Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016

Yarra Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016

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

Overview

Overview

Coldstream Hills has been making sparkling wine, albeit in small quantities, since 1995. The first release of the wine was a Blanc de Noir, but in more recent times, it has been a more traditional blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Fine, pure and complex, with bright, zingy acidity, lemons and brioche, this wine has great length and persistence – an excellent expression of Coldstream Hills sparkling.

Hand-picked and made in the Méthode Traditionelle, Coldstream Hills Sparkling has an impressive show record.

 

Varietal Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 12%
Peak Drinking Now - 2024
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Fine bead with delicate notes of lemon pastry, citrus rind and secondary notes of freshly toasted breadcrust.

Flavours and Palate

Vibrant and pure, attractive lemon curd, mineral and citrus blossom are enhanced by secondary notes of breadcrust and brioche. Beautifully balanced, the palate is textural and long finishing with chalky Upper Yarra acidity. An excellent aperitif style.

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

An un-seasonally warm Spring led to early budburst and fruit set. Canopies were healthy with yields generally above average. Dry, favourable conditions ensued with rapid fruit ripening and an uncharacteristically compressed vintage. Fruit quality was high, with the

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.