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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

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. Situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley east of Melbourne, the steep close planted vineyards of Coldstream Hills have become a signature of the region. So too have its wines, which reflect regional character, consistency and style. Sourced from low yielding vineyards in the Lower and Upper Yarra Valley, all fruit is selectively picked prior to its delivery into the winery. It is made using a variety of handling and fermentation techniques, including the use of whole bunches. Each batch is then matured in seasoned and new oak for eight to nine months, prior to blending and bottling.
 

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Fragrant notes of wild strawberry, sour cherry and cranberry with underlying subtle French oak, hints of mineral slate and spice.

Flavours and Palate

Elegant and stylish, the palate is silky and long with a fine chalky tannin profile. Attractive cranberry and sour cherry notes are interwoven with stalky spice, harmoniously balanced French oak and finely tuned acidity. 

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

92 Points Jane Faulkner
93 Points Ken Gargett

"As with the Coldstream Hills Yarra Chardonnay, this wine is sourced from across the Valley. The techniques used by the winemakers are varied and diverse, to ensure maximum complexity. This does include the use of whole bunches and while that might appear to a degree in the finished product, it is certainly nothing that sticks out. Rather, it is just another factor adding to the complexity. Oak is a mix of new (27% this vintage) and seasoned and the maturation period was eight months.

The wine is a vibrant crimson. This is a delicious, early drinking Pinot, although there will be no harm done for those who’d like to give it 2-3 years in their cellars. There are bright fruit notes on the nose – raspberries, cherries, a little bramble and some soy, with a hint of a minerally background. It lingers nicely. A balanced and seamless Pinot with decent length and silky tannins. You could age it, but I’m not sure there is any reason to do so. Don’t deprive yourself of the pleasure." - Ken Gargett

Viticulture

Viticulture

Vintage Conditions

A warm start to Spring with above average rainfall led to good vegetative growth. Bunch numbers were average, but dry conditions in December appear to have checked berry development. Relatively mild to cool conditions ensued throughout the ripening period, allowing gradual flavour development and sugar accumulation. A sequence of rainfall events required extra vigilance in the vineyards, but fruit quality in the main was excellent. Yields were generally lower than average, with tiny bunches seen across many vineyard sites.