Levantine Hill The Coldstream Guard Chardonnay 2017
The Coldstream Guard range from Levantine Hill brings us this stunning Yarra Valley Chardonnay.
Pale straw in colour, this has a complex nose comprising white nectarine, a touch of chamomile, subtle florals and a fleeting buttery note. Acidity is fresh, crisp and will help this cellar for 5-10 years.
From the Winery
Rising from the shores of the Yarra River at 75 meters and peaking at 225 meters above sea level, Levantine Hill vines thrive in looking out over steep clay loam slopes, at similar elevations to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, France. The slopes, amphitheatres, valleys and orientation combine to create a distinct micro-climate in each paddock. This environment, along with the ultra-low yielding vines, puts us, and our vines, in an incredibly unique and advantageous position compared to the rest of the valley.
This uniqueness is evident in our Estate and Family Paddocks range, drawn respectively from our Maroondah Highway and Hill Road single vineyard sites. Award-winning Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in the style of the finest Bordeaux Blanc and a Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, reminiscent of the full-flavoured Rosado's of Northern Spain are complex and classic, yet fresh. Our Pinot Noir is perfumed and intensely layered, yet savoury on the palate. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah exhibit exceptional varietal characteristics and the elegance exhibited in only the most sophisticated cool climate wines. Although each of our varietal wines draw inspiration from their historical heartland and strongholds in France, the specificity of their faithful expression of our own vineyard sites, makes them highly individual and unable to be replicated anywhere else in the world.
Wonderfully, Levantine Hill's distinctive terrain has given us delicious inroads into French black truffle production in the safeguarded amphitheatre between the two hills. The Truffière site is in the coolest part of the property with well-drained soils – two vital components of successful truffle cultivation.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Paul Bridgeman
Drink now until: 2027
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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