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2016 Oakridge 864 Hazeldene Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

The top Pinot Noir from Oakridge. Magnificent stuff.

HIGH SCORE

$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.

Bicknell has rare touch as a winemaker, carefully eeking out the individual character of each vineyard he works with.

Each wine speaks with absolute clarity of where it comes from. These are excellent, masterfully crafted wines and great value to boot.

Oakridge master winemaker David Bicknell
Oakridge master winemaker David Bicknell
Yarra Valley, VIC
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 : 14.00%
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
Expert 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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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