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Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$35.00
750 mL
$31.00
6 x 750 mL
$186.00

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

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Attractive characters of pear and white peach are complemented by notes of nougat and lemon barley. Subtle French oak and hints of mineral slate are evident in the background.

Flavours and Palate

Elegant and textural, the palate boasts characters of white peach, pear and lemon barley. Subtle French oak spice is enhanced by creamy barrel fermentation notes and mineral slate. Juicy citrus acidity gives the palate balance and length.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

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 of 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."

Viticulture

Viticulture

Vintage Conditions

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 period of sugar and flavour development.