One half fermented on skins prior to pressing after 3 weeks and then matured in old oak for 2 years. The second portion left on skins for a total of 737 days prior to draining and blending with the first. Zero additions or fining/filtration.
Cobaw Ridge can now be considered a proper veteran of the Macedon Ridges now entering its 35th year. Vines are planted on granitic sandy soils at 610m, one of the highest sites in Victoria. All wines are 100% estate sourced and the winery is now certified organic and biodynamic. Importantly, Cobaw Ridge was the first winery to commercially produce a Langrein.
"Chardonnay off the wonderful, biodynamic vines of stalwart Macedon Ranges producer Cobaw Ridge. Always character filled wines, here’s a new release, an orange wine. Half of the ferment is left on skins for three weeks, the other half of the ferment is on skins for…737 days!! Yowsers! I thought the wine would be wildly tannic, and sure, there’s lots of pucker and chew, but its seamless, you could almost say pretty. It’s perfumed and squeaky in texture, lightly fuzzy in appley fruit flavours, scents of flowers, dried and fresh. It suggests words like complex, intensity, freshness and poise. If anything, it feels more textural white than orange wine, with fine, superb tannins the calling card. This is such a great wine. Ticks all the goodness boxes. And darn, is it good drinking." 96pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront