2018 Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A tense and exciting cool climate Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula with beautiful poise and balance.


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About the Wine

The Verve Chardonnay is a fantastic cool-climate expression of the variety.

It is filled with fresh citrus fruit notes, with a nice zing of acidity that cuts through the palate. It's more of a leaner-bodied style Chardonnay, well balanced and has superb drinkability.

The Mornington Peninsula has become a sought-after region for their high quality Chardonnays, and this is a lovely expression of it.

About Ocean Eight

Ocean Eight is a true Burgundian-inspired operation out of Mornington Peninsula, run by Mike Aylward.

Focussing exclusively on estate grown fruit from their Kooyong vineyards they consistently release outstanding examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

Winemaker Mike Aylward
Winemaker Mike Aylward
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

The vineyard is one of the most northerly on the Mornington Peninsula landmass. Fruit was picked and pressed on the same day directly to old French oak barrels. Over the next 3-6 weeks the juice goes through primary fermentation, relying on indigenous yeasts that live in our vineyard. Maturation for 9-10 months in old oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation is discouraged during the maturation.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Ocean Eight vines
The Ocean Eight vines
Mornington Peninsula, VIC

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