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Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 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.

Our first release since 2015 – it’s a welcome return. This seafood-loving Sauvignon Blanc enjoys a dash of Semillon from the Rising Vineyard, adding texture, complexity and mouthfeel. The result is a fine and crisp white with beautifully balanced citrus acidity and good length of gooseberry and passionfruit flavours. The perfect accompaniment to the warmer weather to come.

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2020
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Bronze 2018 Yarra Valley Wine Show

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pasta
Salad
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Attractive and aromatic, with notes of passionfruit pulp, nettle and gooseberry. White flower florals and hints of mineral slate are also evident.

Flavours and Palate

" Fine and crisp with beautifully balanced citrus acidity and good length of flavour. Varietal notes of gooseberry and passionfruit dominate with underlying hints of florals and wet slate.

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 growing period to allow sugar and flavour development.

Sourced predominantly from hillside vineyards in the cool Upper Yarra, the fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc was gently pressed with portions of the juice being either barrel fermented and matured in seasoned French oak or fermented in stainless steel and stored on fine lees.

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.