Coldstream Hills has been making sparkling wine, albeit in small quantities, since 1995. The first release of the wine was a Blanc de Noir, but in more recent times, it has been a more traditional blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Fine, pure and complex, with bright, zingy acidity, lemons and brioche, this wine has great length and persistence – an excellent expression of Coldstream Hills sparkling.
Hand-picked and made in the Méthode Traditionelle, Coldstream Hills Sparkling has an impressive show record.
|Varietal||Chardonnay Pinot Noir|
|Peak Drinking||Now - 2021|
|96 points||Huon Hooke|
|94 points||Campbell Mattinson|
|Trophy||Yarra Valley Wine Show|
|Gold||Yarra Valley Wine Show|
|4.5 Stars||Wine State|
"Light to mid-yellow colour with a smoky, struck-flint bouquet that is understated and yet adds greatly to the complexity. White fruits and flowers are also a part of it. The acidity is elevated and very refreshing, the flavour refined and very intense, long and sustained but never losing its tightness or delicacy. Complexity from blending black and white grapes is evident. A superb sparkling wine and an extraordinary bargain."
Campbell Mattinson, HWC
“Juicy red apples and ripe stone fruit flavours come complexed with cinnamon and sweet brioche. Balance is exemplary as indeed is the maintenance of flavour all the way through the palate.”
4.5 stars, Wine State
“A tight well focused style with aromas reminiscent of an apple tart with a floral edge and has a rich and flavoursome palate with "salivating" acidity.”
Vibrant, fine and youthful with fragrant yeasty autolysis notes of biscuit and lemon pastry. Attractive lemon sorbet/curd notes are enhanced by underlying Pinot Noir perfume and brioche.
Fine, pure and complex, with beautifully balanced lemon citrus acidity and aged liqueur. Attractive lemon pastry notes are underpinned with fine biscuity yeast autolysis characters and Pinot Noir perfume. The wine has great length and persistence – an excellent expression of Coldstream Hills sparkling.
Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Growing up in wine country Mildura, at just 13 years of age, Andrew attempted to make his own wine; the end result was undrinkable, his father’s shed a shambles, but the winemaking seed was sown.
After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Andrew spent two years at Mildara in Coonawarra before heading to Bordeaux where he furthered his winemaking qualifications with a Diplome National d’Oenologue from the University of Bordeaux. Since then he’s completed vintages at the iconic Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux, several vintages in Languedoc, in addition to completing a vintage at Matanzas Creek winery in California’s Sonoma Valley. For six years Andrew was a Winemaker at Lindeman’s Karadoc winery and in 1996, became the Winery Manager of Seppelt in Great Western; providing the perfect segue for his current role as Chief Winemaker Coldstream Hills which he has held since 2001.