This is such a great wine.
About The Wine
Cobaw Ridge has a long history with Chardonnay. They have been making some of the region's best examples for decades.
Here's a new iteration of the grape. This is one of the more ambitious amber wines ever attempted in Australia and it's a wildly successful one at that.
The wine was made in two components. The first was fermented on skins for three weeks and left to age in barrel for two years, the second component was on skins for an incredible 737 days before pressing.
The wine that has finally emerged is one of immense power and detail. It's the first release and it jumps straight to the front of the line for best examples of orange wine in the country. It's a brilliant, complex Chardonnay in a unique lane.
About Cobaw Ridge
Cobaw Ridge was established in 1985 by Alan and Nelly Cooper in the Macedon Ranges.
This estate is the only certified organic and biodynamic producer in the region. Alan firmly believes that great wines are made in the vineyard. The vines come first at Cobaw Ridge. They grow excellent examples of Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Australia's most sought-after example of Lagrein.
Over the years Alan's winemaking approach has become more and more minimalist. With sulphur now the only addition in the winery and Alan using more inert vessels such as Qvevri, the Cobaw Ridge Wines have never looked better.