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2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Fumare

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Cracka Review

Sitting right at the pointy end of the Yarra oaked Sauvignon movement, this lean but complex style of Yarra Valley white wine showcases both intensely dry herbal fruit and some creamy, softening oak and winemaking, ultimately resulting in a rather intriguing wine indeed.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a complex and ever-changing wine which is incredibly versatile. It will match a wide range of foods and occasions, partnering beautifully with delicate flavours such as BBQ, seafood, spring salads, smoked salmon as well as with richer foods such as pate and pork sausages, pork belly or braised meats.

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2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Fumare

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
A blend of 81% sauvignon blanc from the Upper Yarra and 19% semillon from the Lower Yarra; hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed to French puncheons for wild fermentation and 9 months maturation on lees. The bouquet is a little reticent, but the palate is a different kettle of fish, vibrantly alive, almost juicy, and with great length and balance, fruit (not oak) to the fore.
Drink by 2020
Gary Walsh (2013 Vintage) says
Quince, lime, gooseberry, a little spice, smoke and pleasant herbal bits and the all-just-so theme continues through the mouth. There’s flavour, but not too much. Complexity, but not choking on wine work. Motors along. Love the juicy lime and gooseberry, flinty chalky texture and dry lightly smoky finish with a subtle honey creaminess. Spot on.
2015 - 2019
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Finely balanced and ageworthy, this lean and austere young sauvignon has a retrained, lightly grassy, nutty and waxy bouquet of gooseberries, vanilla oak, cloves and oyster shell. Tightly focused along a fine line of fruit tied together by a crisp acidity, it?s long and chalky, with a reserved expression of gooseberry, apple and melon flavour underpinned by a faint chalkiness. It finishes quite briney and savoury.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Understated charm and refined allure thanks to savoury restraint and textural mouthfeel rather than overt impact. Cool vintage, finely structured lemon citrus acidity and grapefruit pith texture point to skilful craftsmanship.
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A complex and lightly fragrant nose of spring flowers, lemon and grapefruit, light herbs and flinty elements too. The palate has lovely, crunchy appeal, releasing gently fleshy texture amid a spray of bracing acidity, restrained citrus flavours, gentle chalky finish.
Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A stylish, long and measured blend whose lightly herbal and spicy bouquet of fresh white flowers, musk and gooseberries has a creamy, cheesy background of lees-derived influences and a light waxiness. It's intensely flavoured, smooth and tightly focused, with a bright, lingering core of translucent melon, gooseberry, and passionfruit flavour deftly knit with dusty, nutty oak. It finishes quite savoury, with a fresh, lemony acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A 58%/42% Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon blend from the Slatey Creek and Oakridge Vineyards; whole bunch-pressed to old oak barrels and wild yeast-fermented; intense and pure, it is finely structured and perfectly balanced, the finish long and dry.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Barrel fermented sauvignon semillon is the fastest exploding supernova in the Australian wine firmament in recent times. Pour it around the room, stand well back and watch Marlborough tragics go weak at the knees! Energetic, crisp, mineral, textured and cut, is this Australia's longest lived SBS yet?
Wine Taste Special Edition 17
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc (80%)/Semillon (20%) whole bunch pressed, the juice taken directly to old oak puncheons for fermentation; an alternative approach that succeeds brilliantly, the tangy and fresh flavours running right through the very long palate. Will age well.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Intense, complex and finely balanced, with fresh aromas of gooseberry, melon and lychees backed by pungent, meaty and funky nuances Ð cheesy, smoky and wild Ð with faintly herbaceous undertones. Round and generous, with a luscious presence of fruit enhanced by winemaking-derived complexity, it ties neatly together with a freshly punctuated, mineral and briny finish of crisp acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A strong mineral character, with a struck gunflint, green mango and ripe lemon bouquet; lively on the palate; restrained on the finish, and should age well.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

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