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1 - 5 of 5 Wines By Coldstream Hills
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Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2016
Yarra Valley
With well in excess of a hundred hectares under vine, completely estate owned and operated, Coldstream Hills can exercise their options to source grapes from a litany of Upper Yarra as well as Lower Yarra Valley vineyards, ensuring that only the best quality fruit is included into their profound Chardonnays. In lesser years, Coldstream does not release a Reserve, directing all their finest parcels into this very wine. The classically cool climate style of Chardonnay, with excellent intensity of fruit, rejuvenating acids and tightly reined in, well controlled oak.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
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The Yarra Valley's cooler, slow ripening climes yield the most distinctive wines. Chardonnay typifies the Coldstream Hills style, with good varietal expression foremost on the bouquet and palate. There is an emphasis placed on showcasing the fruit and deriving length of flavour. The aim is to construct a wine characterised by elegance and finesse, enhanced by subtle oak complexity. Grapes are selected on the basis of heightened flavour profiles, good balance between natural sugar and acid. Barrel fermented and matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques, puncheons and vats with occasional lees stirring, completed without any malolactic to remain an essentially fruit driven style.
 
Pale straw green in colour. The nose shows attractive characters of citrus, nectarine and quince with underlying toasty oak. White peach, nectarine and lemon characters dominate the palate, nougat and cashew nut barrel ferment characters, toasty French oak and slatey minerality providing additional complexity.
Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2016
Yarra Valley
Coldstream Hills make the quintessential Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, gentle and exquisitely balanced, well developed and engagingly complex. Whole bunch stalkiness and refined French oak add structure and interest. A gamey, earthy proposition displaying all the requisite varietal characters, a stylish wine of intensity and velvet textures, brimming with punnets of ripe berry flavours. Elegantly medium bodied, lined with silky tannins, the Pinot Noir of choice to accompany gourmandise venison, braised hare or succulently roast duck.
$2699each
$321DOZEN
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Coldstream Hills were established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday. From its initial vintage of 450 dozen, it has grown to become one of Australia's leading small wineries with a reputation that belies its size. Situated in the cool Yarra Valley, its steep, closely planted vineyards have become a signature of the region. So too have its wines, most notably a Pinot Noir which reflects a clime cooler than Bordeaux and warmer than Burgundy. Hand picked grapes from low yielding vineyards in Upper and Lower Yarra Valley are vinified to a variety of Burgundian handling techniques, including whole bunch fermentation and a term of age in a selection of choice French oak barrels. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Medium red, vibrant purple hues. Fragrant cherry and blueberry fruit aromas with underlying gaminess and spice. Toasty oak adds further complexity to the wine's bouquet, but does not dominate. Vibrant fruit characters of cherry, strawberry and blueberry persist on the juicy palate alongside stalky savoury notes of game, leaf and spice.
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Coldstream Hills Reserve Cabernet 2004
Yarra Valley
Founded by the great James Halliday, Coldstream Hills is as fastidious today under the stewardship of it's highly respected winemakers, as it was in the halcyon days of the re-emerging Yarra Valley boutique wineries. Vintage conditions permitting, Coldstream Hills releases a Reserve in excruciatingly restricted quantities, assembled from the most exceptional barrels of elite Cabernet Sauvignon wine. The intensive handling of this robust Cuvee includes fermentation under new French oak, followed by extended maceration and ageing.
$4999each
$597DOZEN
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Coldstream Hills Reserve Cabernet is in most years, entirely based on fruit from a 3.6-acre block on the home vineyard planted. 2005 began with good rains early in the season and bud burst was followed by great flowering and fruit set. The summer was wet and cool, allowing the vines to thrive. The rains stopped in January and perfect conditions followed, in fact some of the best on record. The vines ripened quickly with the fruit showing great colour, intense flavour, good structure and excellent natural acid levels. This wine was matured for fifteen months in a combination of new and prior use French barriques, resulting in a fine balance of oak against elegant cool climate fruit. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Dark medium red with purple hues. Aromas of dark chocolate, blueberry and toasty French oak;, the nose shows classic cool climate characters of blackcurrant and dark cherry with underlying cedaryness. Toasty oak harmoniously provides background complexity, the tongue is greeted by blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit flavours with toasty violin like strokes of fine milky wood, vanillan and cocoa, essences of dark brooding liqueurs and dark chocolate. Medium bodied yet excitingly complex and flavoursome, the fine yet persistent Cabernesque tannins go to great lengths engaging the fruit, stylish and elegant, Coldstream Hills is an excellent example of Lower Yarra Valley Cabernet from a mild vintage.
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Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2011
Yarra Valley
The pinnacle of cool climate viticulture, made from a very strict selection of the finest parcels, with a component from the low yielding House Block. Produced only in years where the quality is deemed to be exceptional, from a selection of mature, low yielding blocks. Stylistically, Coldstream Reserve displays attractive cool climate characters of stonefruit and citrus. Oak plays an important role, but does not dominate. Secondary characters of barrel ferments and soil/ grape solids derived minerality, adding further layers of complexity.
$5299each
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The culmination of a strict selection process, where the quality of wine is without peer. In addition to the twenty year old House and G Blocks, Briarston Vineyard provides an outstanding resource of French Bernard clone, which adds elegance and length. Gentle handling practices, including whole bunch pressings are carried out, every parcel is treated to a course of barrel ferments which adds richness, texture and layers of complexity. Upon completion, components are matured ten months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels, without any malolactic to maintain natural acidity, before assembling into the finished wine. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Pale straw, green hue. The nose shows attractive white peach, quince and citrus notes with underlying toasty oak and minerality. A tightly structured wine with fine acid line and good length. The palate exhibits attractive stonefruit and citrus combined with cashew nut barrel ferment characters. Flinty, minerally notes are evident in the background and will continue to develop as the wine ages.
Coldstream Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Yarra Valley
Available in cartons of six
Situated amongst the scenic, cool ripening climes of Yarra Valley, the steep aspects and closely planted Coldstream Hills vines yield harvests of the finest Sauvignon Blanc. The wines here are quite literally hand made, not withstanding the skill of the winemakers, there has been no significant change in the art of vinification. The aim is to produce a definitive Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc, characterised by elegance and finesse, by silky supple texture, length of flavour and the ability to offer sophistication and complexity, within a forward drinking fruit driven style.
$2699each
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Forming an integral part of the Coldstream Hills varietal range, in some years, a percentage of Semillon is included to add texture. There is an emphasis here on clarity of varietal fruit and length of flavour. Sourced predominantly from hillside vineyards in the cool Upper Yarra, grapes are gently pressed, approximately a third of the juices are barrel fermented and matured in a selection of older French oak barriques and puncheons. The balance is treated to a course of vinification in controlled fermenters and stored on fine lees with occasional stirring. A small percentage of Semillon from the prestigious Rising Vineyard is included into the final wine to add complexity and texture. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Pale straw with light green hues. Clean and fresh nose with attractive notes of lemon rind, lychees and passionfruit. Underlying nougat barrel fermentation characters are present adding further complexity. An elegant style offering flavours of passionfruit, lychees and lemon citrus. Subtle oak underpins the wine's texture and length. The palate is finely balanced, finishing with chalky lemon acidity.
Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of wines

Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday. As a winemaker for over 30 years, James Halliday expressed his passion through involvements with other winemakers, devoting his time to crafting some of Australia's most memorable labels. From its initial vintage of 450 cases, Coldstream Hills has grown to become one of Australia's leading small wineries, its wines sold in some 16 countries and a reputation out of all proportion to its size. Coldstream Hills maintains its small winery essence with most of the wine literally being hand made. Situated in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, about one hour's drive east of Melbourne, its steep, close-planted vineyards have become a signature of the region. So too have its wines (most notably Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs) which reflect a climate cooler than Bordeaux and a little warmer than Burgundy.

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France also provides all the oak barriques (1500, but increasing year by year) and no small amount of inspiration for the winemaking team. To create the specialties of the Coldstream Hills winery each year outstanding parcels of grapes are earmarked for special attention during making, using new French barriques.

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The emphasis at Coldstream Hills is on the varietal fruit and length of flavour which the Yarra Valley bestows on each grape variety. The varietal wines are designed to be enjoyed upon release - attractive when young, but will certainly reward careful cellaring. The wines are quite literally, hand made, mainly using small open fermenters (of three to four tonnes capacity) for the red wines, while the white wines are barrel fermented.

These techniques are directed to making wines which are characterised by elegance and finesse, by silky supple texture, length of flavour, subtle oak and the ability to develop extra dimensions of complexity with bottle age. These are not weighty, extractive, tannic or alcoholic styles, however impressive well-made examples of these may be.

When the resulting wine is regarded as outstanding it forms the strictly limited quantity of wine bearing the Reserve label. While the fruit remains the driving force, there is more focus on structure and complexity. The Reserve wines are designed to improve for at least five years, and live for a decade or more.

Coldstream's founder James Halliday, is one of Australia's most distinguished wine journalists, consultants and judges. With two other Sydney lawyers, he founded Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley in 1970. After moving to Melbourne for his law firm in 1983, he and his wife established Coldstream Hills in 1985. He worked as a hands-on winemaker at Brokenwood, at Coldstream Hills, and several stints in France, before increasing age persuaded him that jumping in and out of open vats could be a terminal health hazard. As a journalist he has written over 45 books and several thousand newspaper and magazine articles, winning a number of major wine writing awards in Australia and the United States. He was also awarded Australia's most prestigious wine award - the Maurice O'Shea Award - for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Wine Industry in 1995.

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Not withstanding the glory and success, there has been and will be no significant change in the winemaking techniques or philosophies inherent to Coldstream Hills. The fruit is hand pruned and partially hand picked; the wine is made mainly using small open fermenters (of three to four tonnes capacity for the red wines, while the whites are principally barrel fermented). Winemaking techniques and philosophies haven’t changed with the growth in production either; all designed to produce elegant wines with a long finish.

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