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2016 Oakridge LVS Hazeldene Chardonnay

2016 Oakridge LVS Hazeldene Chardonnay

'Oakridge is the Babe Ruth of Yarra Valley chardonnay. Pretty much every bottle is a home run. This Hazeldene Vineyard release is stunning.' 
96 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions - lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. Oakridge have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to deliver outstanding examples of single vineyard wines.

    The fruit for this wine was sourced from the north facing Hazeldene Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – handpicking and whole bunch pressing directly into 500 litre French oak puncheons for natural fermentation followed by a 10 month maturation on lees.

  • REVIEWS

    'From the Upper Yarra, hand-picked, pressed direct to French puncheons (500l) for wild fermentation and maturation. This is a chardonnay of exceptional power, drive and intensity, the flavours in a tightly furled umbrella that opens on the finish and (particularly) aftertaste. Great outcome for the vintage.'
    96 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

    'Very refined wine with smoky nougat aromas and a complexing hint of low-level sulfides. A restrained but intense chardonnay, with delicate structure and tight mouth-watering acidity. A superb wine of great finesse. (Vineyard altitude 180m; no malolactic).'
    96 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'Oakridge is the Babe Ruth of Yarra Valley chardonnay. Pretty much every bottle is a home run. This Hazeldene Vineyard release is stunning: the intensity of fruit, the crisp-cut edges, the handling of fluffy/creamy oak, the long draw of the finish. Grapefruit, peach, crushed dry fennel, cedar-spice, oyster shells – or something like it. It’s a superb wine.'
    96 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front