Coldstream Hills Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2009
Coldstream Hills has been making sparkling wine, albeit in small quantities, since 1995. The first release of the wine was a Blanc de Noir, but in more recent times, it has been a more traditional blend using the varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The south facing slopes of the Deer Farm Vineyard at Gladysdale provide an ideal source for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The fruit was hand picked and gently pressed prior to fermentation. Following secondary fermentation, the wine spent three years on yeast lees prior to disgorging and release.
Pale straw. Fine and restrained with attractive notes of lemon and green apple. The Pinot Noir component lends itself to hints of floral nuances and musk perfume. The bouquet is further enhanced by delicate yeast autolysis notes of biscuit and toast. The palate is fine and long with texture, complexity and fresh apple and chalky-like acidity. This wine is a fine aperitif style and would be a perfect accompaniment for canapés and freshly shucked oysters.
Trophy ~ Best Sparkling ~ 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Top Gold ~ 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
96 Points ~ 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
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