Oakridge Yarra Valley Rose 2019

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Nick Stock
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Campbell Mattinson
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OAYR201910 UCAU
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Aromas of red cherry, strawberry with notes of pink grapfruit and a flick gun flint reduction. The palate is dry yet has soft and textural, juicy red fruit flavours are intwined with creamy textural notes all driven by a fresh pink grapefruit acid line Elected parcels of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier were handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly to old French oak barrels for natural fermentation, while the Pinot Gris parcel was fermented and left on skins for a period of 4 weeks. A selection of saignée barrels where lightly coloured juice is bled from the vats after 24 hours on skins, then barrel fermented in French oak casks was also included into the final blend. This wine is made in a dry savory style.
Aromas of red cherry, strawberry with notes of pink grapfruit and a flick gun flint reduction. The palate is dry yet has soft and textural, juicy red fruit flavours are intwined with creamy textural notes all driven by a fresh pink grapefruit acid line Elected parcels of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier were handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly to old French oak barrels for natural fermentation, while the Pinot Gris parcel was fermented and left on skins for a period of 4 weeks. A selection of saignée barrels where lightly coloured juice is bled from the vats after 24 hours on skins, then barrel fermented in French oak casks was also included into the final blend. This wine is made in a dry savory style.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Nick Stock

Plenty of oak spices are immediate on the nose. Cinnamon and bright peachy fruits, and it's all nicely integrated with nutty aromas. Chalky with lemon-citrus nuances. A smooth, chord-like palate that is even-paced with enough fruit density to carry a high level of sulfides. Bold, powerful, chiseled and restrained.

95 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Grapefruit. It swerves straight at you. Peachiness is all well and good but grapefruit flavours always seem to add a certain gravity. It’s interesting in the context of this release, where measure and elegance seem to have been prized above straight-out fruit intensity, and indeed over enthusiastic winemaking. It’s not a particularly wild wine. The vineyard has the podium pretty much all to itself. Yes there are flint and meal notes, almond maybe, a smokiness. A creaminess too, sprinkled with spice. But that strong, silken run of fruit drives the wine and manages the finish. It’s a wine that will disappoint no one.