2017 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Meunier

Fresh, frisky and fun-loving. A great all-round package from Dave Bicknell.


Irresistible is the word.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Pinot Meunier can be a charming grape when handled well. The lesser known Champagne variety is a mutation of Pinot Noir, sharing many of the same characteristics its predecessor is famous for.

This is a light-medium bodied wine which is immensely likeable. Think of it as Pinot Noir with some attitude.

Campbell Mattinson awarded the 2017 vintage of this 94 points remarking "My gosh. Young, fresh red wine can barely be more, well, more-ish", James Halliday awarded 96 points calling it "irresistible".

Dave Bicknell only makes this in only very small quantities, but if you are a fan of this slightly obscure variety, this is surely one of the best pound-for-pound versions in the country.

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 winemaker Dave Bicknell
Oakridge winemaker Dave Bicknell
Yarra Valley, VIC

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"One out of the box. It's not deep or terribly intense but as lighter-bodied reds go this offers sensational drinking. Cranberry, strawberry and sweet red cherry flavours flow into woody anise, aromatic herbs and peppercorns. But it's not the flavours themselves, it's the ultra-fine tannin, the liveliness, the downright succulence. Irresistible is the word." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion

The Wine Front

"It’s in limited supply but it’s one of the best buys on the Australian wine landscape. Especially from a year like 2017. Is it Cellar Door only? It may well be. My gosh. Young, fresh red wine can barely be more, well, more-ish. This takes the cake for sheer drinkability. Strawberries, aromatic herbs, cranberry and sweet cherry. A drift of woodsmoke. Emery board tannin, as fine as can be. Acidity darting throughout, bringing flavour along with it. There’s a peppercorn note here too, and it works beautifully. So much going on and yet simply so delicious." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Pinot Meunier (100%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

The view from Oakridge Cellar Door
The view from Oakridge Cellar Door
Yarra Valley, VIC

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