White Wine - Chardonnay

750ml (1 bottle)
$46.98
White Wine - Chardonnay is available to buy in increments of 1

“All the chardonnays in the Vineyard Series are made identically, so capturing the essence of the place is paramount. This is so good. Flinty, fine, citrusy, long and pure. An ethereal style, yet so much going on. It's hard to pick a favourite in this range. They are all expressive. Today it's Willowlake, tomorrow … who knows?” - 96 points (Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion)

Pale straw with green hues. Grilled citrus, yeast, white fleshed stone fruit, peach skin, flecks of flint, hints of florals and burnt match complexity. The palate has depth, weight and texture. It crashes across like a wave leaving a sense on generosity and concentration but without losing its shape as the taught preserved-lemon acidity keeps it on line leaving a tangy, very long grapefruit finish. - Winemakers note

WINEMAKING NOTES
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 10 month maturation on lees.

GROWING CONDITIONS
A warm, wet spring followed by a dry summer and autumn period has delivered good crops in near perfect harvesting conditions

One of Yara Valley's great wineries, Oakridge has helped to define the modern, elegant style of Yarra Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their ambition is to capture the spirit of the rich, red, volcanic soils and unique cool climate, using traditional methods, expert hands and meticulous care. They craft wines that emanate freshness, balance and length with every sip. Their Over the Shoulder range features low-alcohol wines that typify varietal characteristics of the Yara Valley – freshness, vibrancy and a medium body.