Cobaw Ridge Original Block Pinot Noir 2022


As the name suggests, fruit from our original 1995 planting. Pinot Noir Clones 114, 115, MV6. Super fine and more delicate than the HD but still with amazing intensity. Biodynamic farmed estate. Layers of spice and herb. Only 5% whole-bunch and 25% new oak for this vintage. A wonderful pure expression of Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir. Winemaker’s Notes


94 Points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront





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Producer Profile

Cobaw Ridge Winery was established by Alan and Nelly Cooper in the Macedon Ranges in 1985. It was the first certified organic and biodynamic winery in the region and this is at the heart of the Cooper’s winemaking philosophy – it’s all about the fruit.

The vines are rooted in granitic sandy soil, positioned in a natural amphitheatre 610 metres above sea level. Over the years Alan’s winemaking approach has become more and more minimalist. No cultivation mid row, maintaining the natural grasses by slashing and giving back organic material to the soil.

The vines are rigorously hand-pruned to reduce crop level and ensure quality – vertically trained and managed to enhance fruit exposure to the sun and wind, reduce diseases and promote better, riper fruit.

The grapes are handpicked, destemmed and soft-pressed to ensure full ripe tannins. Hand plunging is used to extract maximum colour and flavour. All wines mature 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 the terrior speak and not the barrel. Sulphur is the only addition.

In Alan’s words, “Everything is done so as to promote and preserve the full integrity of our unique vineyards’ terrior.” These are some of the Macedon’s very best.

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