Sunday, 6 October 2013

Ocean 8 Verve Chardonnay 2011

The verve Chardonnay is made in a Chablis style but without the minerality that is common for that region. The grapes are picked very early and is pressed into barrel before receiving about 12 months on lees. The wine doesn't see any new oak and it doesn't feel like the wine has gone through malo but I can't find the info on the net regarding this. The wine is racy and that is an understatement!

Ocean 8 Verve Chardonnay 2011

Really light and tight with acidity being the main driving force of the wine. It is bright and adds flavours of grapefruit and lemon rind before a hint of spice and creamy nuts kicks in. The balnce of the wine is so inviting that I don't think this should be cellared for that long. Keep it fresh and vigorous and then match it with seafood mains or as a first drink when your party arrives. The palate weight is really light but the intensity is very good which makes this a thinking persons wine. I like that approach a lot.

Alcohol: 12.2%
Price: $48
Rated: 93
Drink: Now - 2018

Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay 2010

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