Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Yarra Valley
Ageing/Maturation: Matured in seasoned and new (23%) French oak for nine months
Cellar Potential: Now-2022
Sweetness: 0.5 g/L
Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2016
Nose Ripe, powerful and brooding, the bouquet displays vibrant characters of dark cherry and plum. Savoury notes with underlying stalk, earthy mineral notes and spice. French oak supports the wine adding further layers of complexity.
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.