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2017 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Rose

2017 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Rose

$19.99 Per Bottle

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$18.99 (Buy 6 or More)

13.2%
Cellar to 2020
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2017
750ml
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$19.99
13.2%
Cellar to 2020
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Three Pinots all together in the holy triumvirate from the kings of the Yarra Valley, Oakridge, and master winemaker extraordinaire David Bicknell - Noir (75%) Gris (9%) and Meunier (16%). This blend make a bloody delicious drop of wine, and surprised there aren't more giving it a nudge (Albert Mann in Alsace springs to mind).

    You don't need to over think, you don't to ruminate on what makes it special, you just need a hot day, a beach or balcony, and a nice chilled bottle of this wine to be reminded of the merits of Rose. Hard pressed to find a better way to spend $19 on a bottle of wine. So much to like in this wine, from the slightly tangy redcurrant palate, to the pear and smoke drenched aromas. Tangy, whimsical and a bargain. Tick, tick tick.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Pretty florals, red berries and a dusty minerality. We pick up fruity notes of wild strawberries, white cranberries and under-ripe raspberry. There are hints of white pepper and dried herbs.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Oakridge was first setup in 1978 as what was originally a family company. By the turn of the century the label was gobbled up by a large Australian wine company (where it flailed) until being taken back into family hands with the talented David Bicknell on winemaking duties in 2002. Since then Oakridge - and David Bicknell - has garnered a reputation as one of our finest Chardonnay makers, with a particularly handy Pinot and Shiraz or two also in the Oakridge portfolio Oakridge is all about the Yarra Valley, and particularly the Upper Yarra where it sources much of it's fruit from. The range starts with the Over the Shoulder wines which are designed as food friendly entry-level drops that would likely find a home on wine lists around the nation. The next step up is the Estate wines, and Local Vineyard Series, which serve to highlight several different vineyards around the Yarra. Finally, the top tier is the 864 wines, including a single vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the Chardonnay in particular regarded as one of Australia's finer modern whites.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    The three Pinots united here – Noir, Meunier and Gris. All for one, and one for all! It’s bloody beautiful! Need you know more? Touch of smoke and wildness, redcurrant and pears, savoury and dry, fine acidity and a little brick dust to the texture, a little fairy dust in the winemaking, perhaps, and an almost earthy but fresh finish of fine length. The flavour lingers in your mouth. Well sophisticated. And cheap!

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    It’s a bloody beautiful wine. 95 Halliday points was miserly. 94 The Wine Front points is about right. Though we probably should be 95 too. Rose of the Year.

    HUON HOOKE


    Medium to full depth salmon-pink colour. The bouquet is meaty, savoury, smoky and 'forest floor' pinot noir-like, more berry-like as it warmed, while the palate has a faint lick of sweetness running up against bright acidity. There's a raspberry mid-palate and then a clean, dry finish. A fruit-driven style, and very well-made.

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    The innovative blend of 75% pinot noir, 16% pinot meunier and 9% pinot gris has proved to be a brilliant success thanks to the attention to detail in the vinification. Wild strawberry flavours are on intimate terms with the spicy, tangy acidity. Rose doesn't come better than this.