A refreshing and dry Pinot Noir, with hints of cherries and subtle spices. A really wonderful wine and would be a great addition to your next dinner party. Perfect with game meats, grilled cuts or even BBQ!
From The Winery
Our Over the Shoulder wines are great examples of wines that typify varietal characteristics of the Yarra Valley. Wines which are fresh, vibrant and medium bodied. Low alcohol wines with intensity, marvelous tightness and sharp focus.
This Pinot Noir was mostly sourced from vineyards in Gladysdale, Woori Yallock and Coldstream using handpicked grapes and crafted using traditional methods.
Fruit destemmed to open whole berry (90%) and whole bunch (10%) fermentations of 14-22 days duration. Ferments where allowed to proceed naturally and without temperature control, allowing peak temperatures to reach 32°C. Once finished, ferments where pressed to a mixture of barriques, hogsheads and puncheons for malolactic conversion and maturation on lees for 10 months prior to blending and bottling with a single filtration.
Deep dark cherry-red with dark red hues. Bright, spicy cherry fruit, blood plum, cinnamon, pomegranate and hints of raspberry and musk. Depth and weight apparent. Ripe yet crunchy fruit – black fruited with a weaving of lighter, red fruit detail; alpine strawberry, preserved cherry and cranberry that add a nice fruit-acidity. This in turn add a sense of line and length.
2016 Vintage: 91 Points - The Wine Companion "Juicy and moreish, Oakridge's entry-level pinot beams red to black cherry flavours across a ripe mid-palate, licked with anise and framed by subtle vanillin oak. The wine has a pulpy texture and a joyous bounce to it, from start to finish. The vintage's inherent heat is stashed beneath the wine's ample generosity and well applied structural pillars"
2016 Vintage: 90 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "This has more going for it than your average pinot noir. Its sweet and fruit-filled with just enough spice, and shape, to fancy itself as sophisticated. Cranberry, strawberry, woody spice, cherry. Its delicious."
Don't Pay: $23.00
WBW Rating: 91/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: David Bicknell
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.4 %
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