Oakridge 'Over The Shoulder' Chardonnay 2020 (Yarra Valley)
The 2020 Over The Shoulder Chardonnay from Yarra Valley's Oakridge has aromas of white nectarine and peach verging into grilled grapefruit citrus with lime blossom, flecks of gun flint sulphide and a whisper of oak that add complexity.
The palate is layered with a generous fruit profile, citrus into white stone fruit flavours are framed by a vibrant acid line. There is texture here to from the barrel fermentation adding complexity and volume to the palate. Classic Chardonnay flavour and frame.
The fruit for the 2020 Over The Shoulder Chardonnay was handpicked and sourced from vineyards in Woori Yallock, Coldstream and Gladysdale, and crafted with traditional methods. Multiple upper and lower Yarra Valley vineyards with varying aspects but predominantly north facing, soil type varies from red volcanic to grey alluvial. Predominately spur pruned with some cane pruning.
Handpicked and whole bunch pressed with half going directly into 500L French oak puncheons for fermentation with indigenous yeast for approximately 14-20 days at 15-20˚C and ageing on yeast lees with no stirring.
The other half was pressed to tank for fermentation, then once complete, transferred to barrel for maturation. The two portions were these blended and bottled with a single filtration.
|Brand||Oakridge Wines Yarra Valley|