Oakridge 864 Chardonnay - Funder & Diamond Vineyard

Situated in Australia’s Yarra Valley, Oakridge has been producing quality wine since 1978. Simply named from our address at Coldstream, the 864 range is a showcase of highly detailed micro-selections from the most exceptional single vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley.
 
Selection
Funder & Diamond vineyard, Drive Block. North facing at 240 meters above sea level. Close planted in the red volcanic soil of Wandin East in 1990 using the P58 clone.  
 
Vintage
A warmer than average growing season with abundant rainfall and low crops. Flowering occurred in early November, fruit set in January and harvest on March 2nd at 12.0⁰ baume.
 
Winemaking
All grapes were hand harvested and sorted prior to whole bunch pressing directly to French oak puncheons for natural fermentation. 30% of the barrels were new. Post-fermentation, the wine was matured on its fermentation lees for 10 months in barrels followed by a further 6 months in tank prior to bottling after a single filtration.
 
Tasting Notes
Pale straw with green hues. Out of the box complexity – burnt match, white flowers, lemongrass, white peach and curry leaf spice. Depth and volume. The palate is immediately plush, soft and inviting. The depth of fruit builds in power and intensity as it travels across the mid-palate like an ocean wave. Seamless acidity and flow. Savoury, moreish, complex yet still light on its feet.
 
Alc: 13.5%
Std drinks: 8
Allergens: Contains sulphites and milk products
 
$78 / 750ml
$186 / 1500ml
 

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25 Oct 2018


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