Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2013 is from the Yarra Valley in Australia and is a fine, textural white wine.
Coldstream Hills’ Yarra Valley Chardonnay blends together parcels of grapes from both the Upper and Lower portions of the Yarra Valley. The Upper Yarra Chardonnay generally provides attractive citrus characters, with minerally notes and length; the Lower Yarra is normally fuller in style with attractive white peach and quince characters. Blending of parcels from both regions produces wines of complexity, varietal definition and length. This wine was fermented and matured on lees for nine months in French oak barriques and puncheons, but does not taste oaky. White flowers, pear juice and lemon barley define the aromas, while the palate shows vibrant fruit characters of stone fruit, with underlying lemon curd, quince and grapefruit. Secondary barrel fermentation notes of nougat and cashew nuts, provide the palate with structure, complexity and flavour. It’s a handsome dinner wine with tender pork tenderloin, or grilled wild sockeye with tangy peach salsa.