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2016 Oakridge 864 Hazeldene Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

The top Pinot Noir from Oakridge. Magnificent stuff.

$64.00

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About

About The Wine

The 864 series is the top of the tree at Oakridge, the wines designated to this range by winemaker David Bicknell show a rare class and composure.

Sourced from a single site high in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, this is a smooth and seductive take on Pinot Noir from this picturesque part of the world.

The 2016 received a 95 point recommendation from James Halliday on release. But as with all of the Oakridge 864 wines, the best is yet to come...

About Oakridge

Oakridge is one of the Yarra Valley's most respected wineries.

Under the direction of master winemaker Dave Bicknell, it has been a major player in defining the modern styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra over the last decade.

From the elite 864 range to the amazing value Over The Shoulder range, there's quality at the core of everything Oakridge puts its hand to.

Oakridge master winemaker David Bicknell
Oakridge master winemaker David Bicknell
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked and sorted, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented for 19 days, matured for 10 months in French oak (15% new). The spicy, savoury bouquet and palate result from perfectly balanced fruit, oak and tannin support. There is no chest beating here, simply encouraging the Upper Yarra GPS to express itself." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"It has flesh and it’s beautifully formed and not a hair is out of place. This is not an awkward wine in any way. Macerated cherries, spices, a light spray of garden herbs, a satiny aspect to the texture. It’s a smooth talker but not in a compromised way; it goes about its business in a polished manner. It doesn’t leap out at you but it doesn’t need to; its quality is a self-evident truth. " - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

864 Single Block Release

2016 864 PINOT NOIR – HAZELDENE VINEYARD, BLOCK 1

RETAIL
$78.00
 
6-PACK
$445.00
 
6-PACK (MEMBER)
$378.25
VARIETIES
Pinot Noir
VINTAGE
2016
 
COUNTRY
Australia
 
REGION
Yarra Valley
ALCOHOL
14%
 
BOTTLE SIZE
750 mL
WINEMAKING NOTES

All grapes hand harvested and sorted prior to destemming 100% of the berries into an open fermenter. Fermentation proceeded naturally and lasted 19 days prior to pressing to a mixture of French oak barrels, of which 15% were new. Wine remained on its gross lees for 10 months prior to blending and bottling after a single filtration.

GROWING CONDITIONS

864 Single Block Release
Situated in Australia’s Yarra Valley, Oakridge has been producing quality wine since 1978. Simply named from our address at Coldstream, the 864 range is a showcase of highly detailed micro-selections from the most exceptional single vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley.

Selection
Hazeldene Vineyard Block 1. North facing at 180 metres above sea level. Planted in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale in 1998 using the MV6 clone and cropped at 6.3 t/Ha

Vintage
A warm, dry early season with ideal flowering conditions has resulted in excellent crops and strong varietal flavours. Flowering occurred in late October, fruit set in December and harvest on March 1st at 13.3⁰ baume.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The tremendous view from the Oakridge Cellar Door Resturant
The tremendous view from the Oakridge Cellar Door Resturant
Yarra Valley, VIC
Shipping

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