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Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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Coldstream Hills Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
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.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$341.00
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.
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