Oakridge 864 Funder &Diamond Chardonnay (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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RRP $85

$69.99 per Bottle
$419.94 per pack

Overview

2014 Oakridge 864 Chardonnay - Funder & Diamond Drive Block

864 Single Block Release

Funder & Diamond

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.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 96 - James Halliday Published 01 August 2018

Hand-picked, chilled overnight, whole-bunch pressed to French puncheons for wild fermentation and 10 months maturation before a further 6 months in stainless steel. Very interesting wine, both its sojourn in tank after time in barrel and its alcohol of 14.2% should have given a pronounced shift in mouthfeel versus other Oakridge Chardonnays, but counterintuitively, the finesse ex the vineyard at the outset and the winemaking leave it until the last gasp and aftertaste to do a Harry Potter and magically produce it.

Winery Tasting Notes

Pale straw with green hues. Aroma is complex and intense – struck match, white flowers, lemon leaf, white peach and spice. Depth and volume. The palate is pure and fine. There is a great depth of fruit that builds in intensity as it travels across the mid-palate.

The acidity is fine and fresh and keeps the palate focused. Complexing textural elements of the barrel fermentation interweave with the fruit and acidity to complete the package. The wine is in a beautiful place.

Vintage
2016
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Since its founding in 1978, Oakridge has been making wines in the Yarra Valley and has produced some of the finest examples of cool climate wines seen in Australia.Oakridge is family owned, with a philosophy of producing wines that reflect the terroir of the Yarra Valley. The three ranges explore various grape varieties, meso-climates within the Yarra Valley, individual sites and winemaking approaches.

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