Winery: Cobaw Ridge
Region: Macedon Ranges - Victoria
Winemaker: Alan & Nelly Cooper
Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
Cobaw Ridge has a long history with Chardonnay. They have been making some of the region's best examples for decades.
Here's a new iteration of the grape. This is one of the more ambitious amber wines ever attempted in Australia and it's a wildly successful one at that.
The wine was made in two components. The first was fermented on skins for three weeks and left to age in barrel for two years, the second component was on skins for an incredible 737 days before pressing.
The wine that has finally emerged is one of immense power and detail. It's the first release and it jumps straight to the front of the line for best examples of orange wine in the country. It's a brilliant, complex Chardonnay in a unique lane.