Oakridge Henks Chardonnay 2017


Yarra Valley
97 Points

97 Points Nick Stock for James Suckling
96 Points & 5 Stars Huon Hooke

$42.00 $28.95

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97 Points Nick Stock for James Suckling
96 Points & 5 Stars Huon Hooke

Local Vineyard Series

The Yarra Valley has three distinct geographic zones or sub-regions – lower warmer, middle cool and higher cooler sub-regions. We have matched particular varieties with the specific sites to give you outstanding examples of single vineyard wines. This wine was sourced from the north facing Lusatia Park vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Woori Yallock.

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.

“Light yellow colour, reserved. The bouquet is led by a smoky sulfide and oak note, and the taste is bright and fresh, intense and fruit-driven, not overly complex, but delicious. The wine is superbly taut and focused, the flavour pure and refined and very long. There’s a magical combination of delicacy and intensity” – 96 Points & 5 Stars Huon Hooke

“A standout vineyard with what feels like a strong influence of terroir. If the aromas of flint, chalk, sandstone, dried white blossoms, white peppers, dried nutmeg, acacia and dried citrus peel don’t grab your attention, then nothing will. This does about everything right for a cool-climate chardonnay, marrying a strong center palate of textured citrus fruit and spicy complexity with an ethereally long line of acidity and pith. First commercially available vintage of this stunning site in the Yarra. Amazing now but better in 2025.” – 97 Points Nick Stock for James Suckling

 

 

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