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2020 Chardonnay - Barkala Vineyard

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Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2020
Region
Yarra Valley

Intensely aromatic, with notes of citrus blossom, grapefruit skin verging into white peach flesh. Flecks of gunflint with fresh cream, almond meal and the slightest hint of toast adding complexity. On the palate it is a powerful yet restrained wine, a generous flavour profile of citrus and white stone fruit is interwoven with a creamy lees texture from barrel fermentation. A crystalline acid profile provides great length and drive to the wine without dominating. A great example of cool climate chardonnay.

A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – handpicking and whole bunch pressing directly to 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural fermentation followed by 10 month maturation on lees.

This wine was sourced from the east-west facing Barkala Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Wandin East.

A cool, long vintage with abundant rainfall and very low cropping, has resulted in wines of great purity and high natural acidities

Reviews

A single-vineyard wine from Wandin East, from 1990 plantings of P58, from a cool year. Whole-bunched pressed to French oak puncheons for fermentation and maturation. A lovely, bright, green gold. Like all the Oakridge 2020s, it's worth giving this the time to open up where it reveals grapefruit pith, fennel seeds, fresh nectarine and orange blossom. There's a stoniness to the nicely balanced palate and like all Oakridge chardonnays, there is plenty of upside for those who buy enough to cellar for the next 5–7 years. Philip Rich Published 02 February 2022

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