Macedon Ranges, Victoria

 

Proprietor: Alan and Nelly Cooper
Year of Establishment: 1985
Size of Estate: 17.4 hectares with 5 hectares under vine.
Av. bottles/annum: 10,200

Website: http://www.cobawridge.com.au

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Established 1985 by Alan and Nelly Cooper. The vineyard and winery are nestled at 610m above sea level on the Cobaw Ridge, overlooking Central Victoria, in Australia’s coolest mainland region the Macedon Ranges. The vines grow deep in the granitic mountain soil and work hard to produce grapes of superb balance. From the vineyard to the winery, operations have been undertaken by hand, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

 

No additions, fining, filtration or stabilisation are inflicted on the wine, other than, minimal sulphites just prior to bottling.

 

The marginality of this special site and the Cooper's commitment to sustainable and natural production ensures these are truly unique wines of place and time; singular and full of vitality and character.

 

 

 

 


 

VINES - vineyards 

Cobaw Ridge

Size
5 ha
100% of production
 
Grapes are sourced only from Cobaw Ridge
Hand harvested
Irrigation is used
Soil/s
coarse granitic sand
Varieties planted
chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, lagrein
Training system
Vertical Trellis
Fertilizer
biodynamic preparations, barrel compost and sea weed tea. Manure, green manure and mulch.
Pest control
Copper, sulphur / biodynamic tree paste and sea weed tea.
Weed control
mechanical only
When was it converted to natural farming
2005
other
Certified organic 2009, certified biodynamic 2011,
 

Wines

CharDonnay

2013
Variety/ies
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Cobaw Ridge
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
228 to 500 Litre 3 year old barrels/ 12 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
70 ppm

Pinot Noir

2013
Variety/ies
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Cobaw Ridge
Days of skin contact
30
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
228 to 500 Litre 3 year old barrels/ 12 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
29 ppm

Syrah

2010
Variety/ies
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Cobaw Ridge
Days of skin contact
30 to 60 days
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
228 to 500 Litre 3 year old barrels/ 24 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
14 ppm

Lagrein

2013
Variety/ies
Lagrein
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Cobaw Ridge
Days of skin contact
30 to 60 days
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
228 litre, 3 year old barrels / 24 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
25 ppm

Syrah ER

2014
Variety/ies
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Cobaw Ridge
Days of skin contact
30 to 60 days
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
228 litre, 5 year old barrels / 18 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
0 ppm