Ocean Eight Verve Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2016

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Ocean Eight Verve Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2016

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 style, 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. 

 

Ocean Eight Verve Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2016

The name Verve encapsulates its style, with a vibrant
perfume of Granny Smith apple, honeysuckle blossom
and lime zest enhanced by stone fruit flavours, long and
elegant.
Producer Note
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.
Vineyard
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, 95 and 96. 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.
Winemaking
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. Whole
bunches were chilled overnight prior to vinification in the gravity-fed winery. The grapes
were whole bunched pressed and transferred by gravity to old French barriques at
temperatures of 25 to 32°C. Spontaneous fermentation took place with indigenous
vineyard yeasts. The wine spent 12 months in oak with full lees contact, imparting
texture and complexity. The wine was gently fined and filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
The name Verve encapsulates its style, showing distinctive grapefruit and citrus aromas.
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.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Michael Aylward
Region: Victoria
Subregion: Mornington
Peninsula
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%

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