2012 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir


2012 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir.  Silky, elegant and concentrated, Estate grown Pinot Noir at its finest.  The 2012 Yarra Valley vintage was superb for Pinot Noir. 

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2012 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir.  The selection for Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir begins in the vineyard, generally from the Amphitheatre A Block, which is low yielding, steep, north facing and was planted 1985.  The fruit is hand picked from estate blocks at Coldstream Hills and is whole bunched fermented in small 3 tonne open fermenters.  Fermenting the wine with whole bunches adds more complexity and structure to the wine.  The wine was matured for 9 months in new (38%) and seasoned French oak barrels and puncheons.  A littler higher percentage of new French oak, selection of the best grapes and longer time in the barrel places more emphasis on structure.  The wine is very approachable now, but will benefit from a stint in the cellar, 10+ years.        
 
 
 
The 2012 vintage was an exceptional vintage for Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley.  The 2012 Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir is medium red crimson colour, the nose is restrained but pure, with cherry flavours, dark plums and spice.  The palate is medium bodied, the wine has great texture and length and is deep, brooding and opulent.  This is a great Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir, from a top Yarra Valley vintage.  Drink until 2025+