Oakridge 864 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley

Oakridge 864 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley

Fruit from the Hickory Downs Vineyard, which has been producing quality wine since 1978 was employed; at an altitude of 180 metres, it is sited on remnants of an old alluvial bed which naturally produces small crops. This wine was made by gently de-stemming and fermenting 100% whole berries without the aid of added yeast, pumping, plunging or cooling. The fermentation lasted for 15 days before pressing, settling and racking to 500 litre French oak barrels. Malolactic conversion occurred naturally in barrel and the wine remained on the lees for ten months prior to bottling. Dark ruby with purple tints. Displays rich dark ripe fruit, including black cherry, plum, then a raspberry lift and savoury, earthy notes on the nose. The palate is concentrated and dense, laced with black cherry, framboise, forest floor and earth notes. It is a structured, layered wine with a fine tannin backbone and tremendous length and depth.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: Victoria
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Producer: Oakridge
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £33.19
  • Code: 25458
  • Expression: Ring