Cobaw Ridge
Pinot Noir 2018
Macedon Range, Victoria

$55.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: Red: Lifted, layered, silken

Producer: Cobaw Ridge

Region: Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Decomposed granite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: 20% new French oak

Alcohol: 13.7%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: All blocks processed separately. 10% whole bunch in base of fermenter and gently destemmed the balance on top. Total time on skins 30 days. Gentle hand plunged twice a day while actively fermenting. Basket pressed to tank before going into oak. About 20 % new French oak. Thirteen months in oak before blending and bottling.

Very Burgundian in style. Lots of layers on the nose. Deep fruits, with fine spice and earth. A nice herbal thread, common on this site. The palate is silky with a wonderful zip of acid and a nice frame of tannin. delightful example of Australia Pinot Noir.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Cobaw Ridge

Cobaw Ridge winery was established in 1985 by Alan and Nelly Cooper. Vines were planted on granitic, sandy soil in the cool climate Macedon Ranges, on the cusp of the Great Dividing Range at some 610m. Their positioning, in a natural amphitheatre, provides the perfect place to produce terroir-driven wines. 100% estate grown, they are now fully certified organic and biodynamic, something they are very proud of, and deservedly so.

Description

Review

Style: Red: Lifted, layered, silken

Producer: Cobaw Ridge

Region: Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Decomposed granite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: 20% new French oak

Alcohol: 13.7%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: All blocks processed separately. 10% whole bunch in base of fermenter and gently destemmed the balance on top. Total time on skins 30 days. Gentle hand plunged twice a day while actively fermenting. Basket pressed to tank before going into oak. About 20 % new French oak. Thirteen months in oak before blending and bottling.

Very Burgundian in style. Lots of layers on the nose. Deep fruits, with fine spice and earth. A nice herbal thread, common on this site. The palate is silky with a wonderful zip of acid and a nice frame of tannin. delightful example of Australia Pinot Noir.

Sebastian Crowther MS