2022 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay
  • 96
  • Biodynamic

2022 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.2%
Closure: Diam Cork

Situated 610 meters above sea level and overseeing Central Victoria, the Cobaw Ridge vines thrive in the granite-rich mountain soil, working hard to produce well-balanced grapes. This unique site's challenges, combined with the Cooper's dedication to sustainable and natural practices, result in wines that truly reflect their origin and time. No additives, fining, filtration, or stabilization are applied, except for minimal sulphites before bottling. The grapes are whole bunch pressed, settled overnight in a tank, then transferred to French oak (25% new). A slow, natural fermentation occurs in the barrel over 12 months, followed by an additional 3 months in a tank to settle on the lees. Full malolactic fermentation takes place, and the wine is not filtered, with only a small SO2 addition.

Other Reviews....
Special wine, special site.
It’s all the things. Texture, weight, vim and vigour, minerally, gently savoury, pure in fruit character, fragrant and extends beautifully and long in the palate. Scents and flavours of green apple, ginger, almond, sea spray and brine, licks of pink grapefruit and a sizzle of tart lime. All woven so brilliantly together and bound in crystalline-meets-chalky texture. It’s a little nervous, a little skittish, tightly wound and briskly refreshing. I love it. Drink 2024 - 2035.
96+ Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front