Oakridge 864 Chardonnay, Yarra Valley

Oakridge 864 Chardonnay, Yarra Valley

Fruit from the Funder and Diamond Vineyard Drive Block was employed; this north facing vineyard, planted in 1985 on red volcanic soils, is situated 230 metres above sea level. All grapes were hand-harvested and sorted prior to whole bunch pressing directly to French oak puncheons, 30% new oak, for a natural, wild-yeast fermentation. Post-fermentation, no malolactic conversion was allowed to preserve the naturally high acidity. The wine was aged on its fermentation lees with minimal racking for ten months prior to blending and bottling after a single filtration. Complex from the outset with pink grapefruit, lime leaf and ginger lily; on the palate, lime leaf, grapefruit, flint and minerals followed by brioche and lemongrass sitting over a crystalline citrus acidity. 2011 - 95 points in James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: Victoria
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Producer: Oakridge
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £35.18
  • Code: 25273
  • Expression: Acorn