One sip of this varietal Chardonnay and you’ll be looking over your shoulder to glimpse at the label of this wine and then be startled at the price. Quality like this just shows the Oakridge commitment to producing wines of distinction and finesse across the board. Very Yarra-like with a core of grapefruit, melon and citrus; the first thing you’ll notice is the creamy texture with barrel like complexity. There’s exceptional flavour before long, lemon inflected finish.
Accolades and Awards
93 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "From vineyards in four locations in the Lower and Upper Yarra Valley, the grapes pressed directly to a mix of stainless steel and French oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. It has a generous serve or ripe stone fruits (white peach and nectarine to the fore), balanced by oak and natural acidity."
2015 Vintage: 94 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "From Coldstream and three Upper Yarra sites (Woori Yallock, Gladysdale and Wandin). It's all about finely strung Yarra chardonnay, not about the winemaker or his thumbprints other than respect for the fruit. White peach, melon and citrussy acidity provide the flavour."
From the Winery
Handpicked grapes chilled then whole bunch pressed with half going directly to barrel for a natural fermentation and ageing on yeast lees for 10 months. The other half was pressed to tank for fermentation, then once was complete, transferred to barrel for maturation. After maturation the unified blend was cold stabilised and lightly bentonite fined prior to bottling with a single filtration.
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, marvellous tightness and sharp focus.
A warm spring and mild summer has resulted in excellent crops and ideal harvesting conditions. The wines have outstanding depth of flavor and structure.
This chardonnay was mostly sourced from vineyards in Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Gladysdale and Wandin using handpicked grapes and crafted using traditional methods.
Don't Pay: $26.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: David Bicknell
Drink now until: 2025
Alc/Vol: 13.2 %
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