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Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay 2014
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £160.68
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Ocean Eight
Tasting notes - The name Verve encapsulates its styl, showing distinctive grapefruit and lemon on the nose enhanced by a subtle minerality. The palate almost gives you the illusion of richness due to the intensity of the fruit, then the crisp, dry finish lingers in an everlasting finale.
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The name Verve encapsulates its style, with a vibrant
perfume of Granny Smith apple, honeysuckle blossom
and lime zest through to a delightfully opulent and
Owned by the Aylward family - founders of the renowned Kooyong winery- Ocean
Eight was established in 2004 in the southern and cooler side of Mornington
Peninsula. In their state-of-the-art, temperature controlled, gravity fed winery,
winemaker Mike Aylward produces stunning cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir, taking influence from the great old world wine regions of Alsace, Burgundy and
Champagne. All the grapes for the Ocean Eight wines are sourced from the family’s
17 hectares of vineyard and their total production each year is just 5,000 cases.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by a mild and dry summer, which presented
excellent growing conditions for the grapes destined for the Verve Chardonnay. The
grapes were harvested at the desired level of maturity and the healthy fruit was of
very good quality. This vintage has produced wines with the potential to age
The grapes come from a 2.5 hectare block of Chardonnay in an established
vineyard of 20 year old vines. The clones are a mix of P58, I10, 96 and 277. Situated
at an elevation of 65 metres with a north western orientation, the vineyard has a
great airflow, which minimises disease pressure as the canopy dries quickly. The soil
is sandy loam which provides excellent drainage, essential nutrients for vine health
and imparts a minerality to the flavour profile.
The fruit was picked to highlight the citrus spectrum, in particular grapefruit, hence
the name ‘Verve’ which accurately describes the racy character of this wine. The
grapes were whole bunched pressed and gravity fed to old French barriques
without settling. A spontaneous fermentation took place with wild yeasts. The wine
spent 10 months in oak and was fined with bentonite, prior to bottling.
The name Verve encapsulates its styl, showing distinctive grapefruit and lemon on
the nose enhanced by a subtle minerality. The palate almost gives you the illusion of
richness due to the intensity of the fruit, then the crisp, dry finish lingers in an
The perfect match with oysters, prawn tempura or whitebait.
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