Lethbridge Ooh La La Chardonnay 2019 - Geelong
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
The Story of the Wine: Chardonnay is the most popularwhite wine on earth and, more recently, it has alsobecome the most divisive. The Ooh La La is made in large format French barrels partially new and partially old so that we have a subtle influence of oak marrying beautiful with citrus line of the fruit Truly interesting wine should be complex. It should to both for the heart and the head Ooh La La is made in the “house” style, vivacious and voluptuous but subtle.
Winemaking Description: The fruit was hand-picked from vines yielding 1.5-2.0 tonne/acre and whole bunch pressed. The juice then underwent wild yeast fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine was matured on lees in barrel (10% new French oak, 90% older French oak) for 10 months after natural malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: A beautifully clean, pure nose of ripemelon, lemon zest, white peach, lychee and honeycomb, with traces of baked apple and spiced shortbread. Lovely freshness in the mouth and excellent cleansing acidity with notes of pear, apple and lime with a beautiful soft, full and creamy finish.
Lethbridge Wines grew from a friendship between Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas. Back in the mid 1990’s we were busy establishing careers in science and medicine and shared a love of great wine which ultimately became quite an obsession. The afternoons sipping Burgundies were replaced by weekends searching for the perfect vineyard site and then by afternoons digging holes and planting vines. For two of us (Maree and Ray) the passion for wine drove us to a tree change, and in 2003 after 7 years of balancing careers in science and running a vineyard and winery, we made Lethbridge Wines our reison d'etre.
Our aim is to produce natural, savory wines that focus on balance and texture with a real sense of place or terroir.
Maree Collis and Ray Nadeson are not your average winemakers of a boutique winery. Both were initially trained as research scientists and hold PhD degrees in chemistry and medicine, respectively. While combining their scientific careers with winemaking, Maree and Ray completed the winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University. Ray states, "winemaking is not really that different to science, both are creative and both involve 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration".
Not surprisingly, the site at Lethbridge was selected based on scientific principles such as soil type, degree days and other climatic indicators, yet when the three partners first explored the property they discovered an ancient old wooden fermentation vat in one of the old sheds. Discussion with the previous owner (Ivor Perdrisat) revealed that his family, Swiss in origin, had planted a vineyard on the exact site back in the 1870's before the discovery of phylloxera in the region. The old wine vat has been reincarnated as a beautiful timber tasting bench in the cellar door. This story is compelling in the connection between traditional wisdom and modern science.
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