Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay 2018 - Macedon Ranges
Bottle size: 750ml
The Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay will be a bit of a surprise packet to many in the tWferati. Consistently highly rated by all Panel members – in fact the most consistent scorer in the whole line-up which says something in itself. A beautifully balanced Chardonnay in the flinty minerally style. Subtle apple and lemon-lime notes, touch of nougat, hint of something savoury, fine boned minerally acidity with some underlying richness and great length. Take a bow Alan and Nelly Cooper. JS Humphrey (The Wine Front)
**biodynamic and organically grown**
Tasted on a few occasions now this is a super-complex gorgeous Chardonnay! There’s impressive creamy Malo flavour and mealy nutty richness yet the palate is alive with minerally bright citrus zestiness that keeps it all energised and fresh. Just keeps getting better and better in the glass, especially as it warms down a little.
Given the price of top tier Australian Chardonnays at the moment, this is a true relative bargain, as the results of John’s tasting makes clear. Just so beautiful to drink. This is a serious Chardonnay that will [and has] stood up to the finest Chardonnays in this country and beyond! CR
''From one of the coldest grape growing places in Australia off biodynamic farmed wines at 600-plus metres above sea level. Winemaking on the edge. And edgy. Great Wines. This set of releases the best I have seen as a suite from Cobaw Ridge. Some magic in the air.
Beautiful wine, lean and pure, fine and supremely balanced. Will hit the checks and balances for those seeking flinty, minerally styles while delivering some flavour for those into that. Green apple and talc scents, struck flint, wet slate, wet ferns in perfume. Mouth-watering and brittle in the palate but with loads of slinky, mineral-laced, fine boned acidity in tow. Faint nutty-oak characters, a whisper of nougat oak there too. Everything so fine. Such loveliness, if that's a good descriptor.'
The Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay will be a bit of a surprise packet to many in the tWferati. Consistently highly rated by all Panel members – in fact the most consistent scorer in the whole line-up which says something in itself. A beautifully balanced Chardonnay in the flinty minerally style. Subtle apple and lemon-lime notes, touch of nougat, hint of something savoury, fine boned minerally acidity with some underlying richness and great length. Take a bow Alan and Nelly Cooper.
Low cropped mature vines utilized. Fruit treated with respect, soft destemming, and membrane pressed, so to ensure full ripe tannins not harsh extractive or over worked. Hand plunged to softly extract maximum colour and flavours.
Small open fermenters used to gain maximum complexity between vats.
The wine allowed to go through full natural malo lactic fermentation in oak the summer following vintage, which produces a fuller softer effect.
All wine matures in barriques for 12 to 24 months, with the introduction of 25 to 30% new barriques each year. Not too much new oak so as to let terrior speak and not the barrel.
With minimal handling pre bottling all the red wine is neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling . No acid additions are required, just low levels of sulphur dioxide at point of bottling. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
All this goes back to good cool climate winemaking. Every thing is done so as to promote and preserve the full integrity of our unique vineyards terrior.
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