Oakridge LVS Barkala Ridge Chardonnay 2016 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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Overview

A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine - handpicking and whole bunch pressing directly to 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural fermentation followed by 11 month maturation on lees.

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 95 - James Halliday Published 01 August 2018

From the Upper Yarra, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed direct to French puncheons for wild fermentation followed by 10 months maturation. There is a very deliberate touch of funky complexity to the bouquet and the finish of the palate stemming from the barrel fermentation on 100% solids juice. It's accepted, indeed welcomed, by most judges and consumers.

Rated : 94+ Points Campbell Mattinson, Tasted : Sep17 Wine Front

All the attention has been on the 2015s and then this 2016 appears. Stop the presses. Fruit concentration is immediately apparent. This is a powerful chardonnay, classically styled, oatmeal and oak, peach and roasted cedar wood; it announces itself and it then stays the course. There’s a quartz-like character and plenty of toast; the palate is rich; the finish is both textural and long. Nothing here feels windswept or cursive; the flavours have all been set in bold font, Bodoni-like, suggestive of class at every turn. Drink : 2018 - 2023+

Vintage
2016
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

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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