Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Ageing/Maturation: This wine spent nine months in French oak – thirty three percent new with the remainder in seasoned French oak barriques and puncheons
Cellar Potential: To 2021
Sweetness: 0.14 g/L
Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Pinot Noir 2012
Nose: The bouquet is fragrant and perfumed, with muddled strawberry, cranberry and sour cherry fruit characters dominating. French oak underpins the fruit aromas and is further enhanced with nuances of spice and whole berry savouriness.
Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday and has since grown to become one of Australia's leading and most awarded small wineries. The Reserve selection begins in the vineyard, invariably anchored on the low yielding Amphitheatre A Block - the steep north facing slope planted below the winery in 1985. Sourced from handpicked fruit from the Coldstream Hills Estate Blocks, the fruit was fermented traditionally in small three tonne open fermenters. Whole bunches were used in the fermenters to add further complexity and structure.