Cobaw Ridge - Macedon Ranges, VIC (2008 vintage organic in conversion)

www.cobawridge.com.au

…Best wineries of the region….

Four Stars

James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Alan and Nelly Cooper planted their vines in 1985 on the warmer, northern slopes that are positioned on the cusp of the divide. The vineyard is in a natural amphitheatre backing onto the Cobaw State Forest, 610 metres above sea level. The wines are grown, made and bottled on the estate and reflect the passion and commitment of the Coopers.

Cobaw Ridge has practiced organic farming since 2006 & certified Organic in 2009 by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA Registration No.3678). Biodynamic accreditation through N.A.S.A.A will be completed vintage 2010.

Wine selection

RRP
Chardonnay (certified organic in conversion)36.00
Shiraz Viognier 40.00
Syrah40.00
Lagrein(X6)60.00

AWARDS/RATING

"Certified organic (NASAA), adopting biodynamic practices. Alan and Nelly Cooper's 5 ha vineyard, justly renowned for multi-layered, wheatmealy chardonnay, peppery shiraz/viognier and the best lagrein in the country…." Max Allen

2005 Shiraz Viognier – "Rating 94 … Best of the best by variety … Generous, soft, velvety black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit; fine tannins and supporting oak " - James Halliday – Wine Companion 2008

2005 Syrah – GOLD Medal – Victorian Wine Show 2009

2005 Syrah – "… elegant and restrained that emphasises its very cool climate origins… Rating 91 points"
- James Halliday – Wine Companion 2011

2006 LAGREIN – GOLD Medal – Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2007

2006 LAGREIN - "… Very satisfying and drinking brilliantly now.." – Jane Faulkner - The Age – June 5, 2010

"Cobaw Ridge has achieved a reputation as Australia's leading maker of the rare Italian grape lagrein. (Alan) Cooper is also an advocate of the Diam cork, which is claimed to be taint-free and another reason to buy these wines. - Huon Hooke – SMH GL August 28, 2007