2022 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay15021
WINEMAKER: Alan & Nelly Cooper
REGION: Macedon Ranges, VIC
VITICULTURE: Certified Organic
One of the great Australian Chardonnay’s! Whole bunch pressed to tank for overnight settling. Transferred to French oak, of which 25% were new. Full, natural, long and slow fermentation in barrel. Matured for 12 months in oak and a further 3 months in tank to resettle on gross lees. Full malolactic. No filtering, just a small SO2 addition. Citrus zest and stone fruit on the noes with a wave of mineral and savoury complexity. The palate is full and slender at the same time. Round edges with a core of laser like acidity. Awesome.
Cobaw Ridge was established in 1985 by Alan and Nelly Cooper. Vines were planted on granitic, sandy soil in the cool climate Macedon Ranges, on the cusp of the Great Dividing Range at some 610m. Their positioning, in a natural amphitheatre, provides the perfect place to produce terroir-driven wines.