Alc. 12.8 %
Falling on the cool climate end of the spectrum, of Australian wine regions, the Yarra Valley has earned consistent recognition on an international scale for its ability to produce super premium wines. The Oakridge ‘Over the Shoulder Series’ is a prime example of the medium-bodied, low alcohol wines that come from the Yarra Valley. With its grapes 100% handpicked, these wines offer an intense, sharp finish while exuding elegance in your glass. ‘Over the Shoulder’ wines are produced to highlight varietal characteristics of the Yarra Valley; giving you a prime example of the region’s potential. Everyday wines that are sure to ‘wow’! Here are some more details from the winery, on how this wine was made, "A warm, dry early season with ideal flowering conditions has resulted in excellent crops and strong varietal flavours. It was whole-berry fermented for 3 weeks prior to pressing into oak barrels for maturation, before blending and bottling." Enjoy today or within the next year or two. Enjoy today or save until 2022 and serve at 16 C.
Deep dark cherry-red with dark red hues.
Fresh and vibrant aromas that offer bright and spicy fruits. Think spiked jellies, or cherry compote made with sweet, pink peppercorns. There are earthy notes that give a musky aroma, we think of old wooden chest or sandalwood. There are also expectant and decadent baking spices.
The myriad of aromas translates to the palate, and we find similar notes of fruit and spices. A great Pinot Noir over the cooler months, the flavours remind us of holidays spent in a cabin in the woods! Cranberry, plums, fruit cake, grilled raspberries and preserved jellies. It is a medium weight and full and plump on the tongue. The finish lingers well after the sip, and leaves us with briar patch, plum skin, and pomegranate seeds.
Pinot Noir is a perfect match for grilled salmon, roast duck and other richly flavoured and fatty proteins. We like meat pies and meatloaf, something easy after a month of cooking and entertaining.