Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2017
Located in the Yarra Valley of Australia, Coldstream Hills is a flagship winery that creates some of the best Reserve series wines in Australia. Only the best of the best make the cut, so you won’t see Reserve wines for every vintage. 2017 was an especially good year for their Chardonnay. While drinkable now, this Reserve Chardonnay will do well in the cellar for another ten years. The team at Coldstream has the goal to express and showcase each vineyard, varietal, and vintage individually to create delicious and unique wines consistently. Whole bunch pressing, 10 months of lees aging, non-malolactic fermentation, and light oak influences make this wine unique and charismatic.
Pale straw colours meet aromas of peach, nectarine, and white flowers. Flavours are intense with main characters of peach, lemon barley, and nougat. Light French oak influences add a bit of spice to the palate. Non-malolactic fermentation makes this lighter on the palate than many California or French oaked Chardonnays, with the oak influences a lot more subtle. This Yarra Valley Reserve Chardonnay is the prime companion for fresh-caught oysters.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Red Duck Curry Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Standard Drinks 7.7 Alcohol Volume % 13 Variety Chardonnay Region Yarra Valley Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Coldstream Hills
- Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay is only produced during the best vintages of Yarra Valley
- It is excellent now but will be very rewarding if cellared for another 10 years
- Original winemaking techniques are used for the Reserve Chardonnays