Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay 2022

$95.00

Multi dimensional, intense, vibrant, expressive energy, minerality, savouriness all with our usual trade mark acidity. Winemaker’s Notes

100% estate Chardonnay, certified organic with minimal adjustments in the winery. Fermented wild and aged in a mix of barrique and puncheon, 25% new, all blonde toast, Gillet oak. 12 months elevage.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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