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ColdStream Hills Deer Farm Chardonnay 2011

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ColdStream Hills Deer Farm Chardonnay 2011

Yarra Valley
1 12+
$37.99 EA
0 when buying 12

Product Description

Coldstream Hills prides itself for having access to many of the best vineyards in the Yarra Valley. These sites are found throughout the upper and lower Yarra Valley with each vineyard providing a range of unique characteristics to the wines.

Back in the late 1980s, James Halliday introduced single vineyard wines to Coldstream Hills demonstrating their unique styles. The tradition has recommenced with the release of the 2009 Single Vineyard range.

Vintage Conditions: Adequate spring rainfall, low to average yields and a relatively cool start to summer gave real promise to an outstanding vintage. Without any effective rain in January & February and combined with five days of extreme heat, the region tragically experienced the worst bushfires in living memory. Paradoxically, climate data shows that despite the extreme heat, overall it was a mild season and this is reflected by high natural acidity in the wines. The whites, which were all hand picked and whole bunch pressed, are fine with great acidity, flavour and length. It was a different story for the reds however - with much of the fruit remaining on the vine.
Wine-making Comments: Colour:Pale straw. Nose:Attractive citrus notes of lemon pith and lime, with underlying hints of nougat and minerality. Barrel fermentation characters of grilled nuts are evident and although subdued, provide additional complexity.
Palate:Classic Upper Yarra fruit characters of lemon peel and hints of lime are beautifully balanced with crisp, mouth-watering acidity. Toasty oak and barrel fermentation characters provide texture and complexity, but do not dominate the wine. The palate is fine, yet powerful and will certainly reward careful cellaring.
Last Tasted:September 2010
Peak Drinking:To 2018
Food Match List:A delight with a Greek salad topped with shallow fried calamari.
Residual Sugar:2.1
Maturation Desc:This wine spent ten months in 100% French oak - 53% new with the remainder in one year old French oak barrels.
Harvest Date:12, 13 March 2009
Bottling Date:September 2010

Alcohol Volume:13.0
Wine-maker:Andrew Fleming

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