Just straight up banger chardonnay of complexity, freshness and interest.
About The Wine
Here's an electric Chardonnay from a rising star of the Yarra Valley.
Winemaker Oscar Hermann sees the Cordillera Vineyard in the Upper Yarra as one of the great places to grow Chardonnay in the region, where flint and mineral characters are derived from the red and grey volcanic clay soils.
There is a beautiful shape to this wine. It's fine but full flavoured, supremely detailed in it's white peach through the savoury/saline falvour profile.
It's got length, drive, focus - all the beautiful things about Chardonnay grown in a cool climate.
The Combes wines are made by thoughtful young avant-garde wine producer, Oscar Hermann.
Sourced from excellent vineyards in the Yarra Valley and farther afield, Oscar takes a minimal intervention approach to his winemaking practice.
The wines coming out of his cellar are excellent. They are raw, energetic and show a distinct sense of place. Each bottle you open feels like it's a living thing. Each vineyard he showcases shines in the glass.
As Mike Bennie once wrote about his eclectic suite of wines, "you should dive in."