Ossa Chardonnay 2020

A$89.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Ossa
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Varieties
Region/Country
Tasmania, Australia
Rating
90 points

Description

Intense and tense Tasmanian Chardonnay from Rod and Cecile Roberts' new Ossa label.

The tension is a positive one, driven by a beautiful acid line, with engaging apricot, melon, and spice characters fleshing out the palate.

Fermented in large old oak, then left in barrel on lees for a further 10 months. It's a rich style, replete with concentrated fruit and French oak spice and nuttiness.

Ossa's new plantings of Chardonnay on Tassie's east coast will be included in future releases but for now, the fruit is sourced from around the Apple Isle, including neighbouring Swansea and further south in the Coal River Valley.

Just 175 dozen of these are produced.

Rating

Score
90 points
Reviewer
Tyson Stelzer
Review

Wild fermented and matured 10 months in large-format seasoned French oak. A chardonnay of 2 personalities, leading out tropical and flamboyant with pineapple, star fruit, and rockmelon, simultaneously well-tensioned by the cool, lemon-energized mood of bright Tasmanian acidity. An elegant touch of cashew-nut French oak sits comfortably in between, neatly polishing its structure and drawing out a long and linear finish.

Specifications

Closure
Screw cap
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2027

Tasting Profile

Nose
Subtle oak spice and sea smoke add lingering complexity.
Palate
Under a focused core of ripe stone fruit there lies a pristine acid structure delivering richness and tension across the palate. Layers of grilled hazelnut, salted lime, and ripe melon deliver exceptional drinkability.

Ossa Chardonnay 2020

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