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.
Blend: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Tasting note: 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.
Huon Hooke 96 points
"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."
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