Ocean EightVerve Chardonnay 2016Product code: 4138
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The name Verve encapsulates its style, with a vibrant perfume of Granny Smith apple, honeysuckle blossom and lime zest through to a delightfully opulent and buttery palate.
The name Verve encapsulates its style, showing distinctive grapefruit and lemon on the nose enhanced by a subtle minerality. The palate almost gives you the illusion of richness due to the intensity of the fruit, then the crisp, dry finish lingers in an everlasting finale.
About the Winery
Located on one of Australia’s wine-rich regions, Mornington Peninsula, Ocean Eight is a family-owned wine estate. The Aylward family owns and controls this estate even today. All the wines created under the Ocean Eight brand are made from grapes grown on the 15 hectares of vineyards owned by the Aylward family.
This family had a passion for winemaking and they previously owned a winery at Kooyong. Michael and Hollie Aylward learnt the tricks of the trade from there, and they proceeded to start their own brand in the form of Ocean Eight. Apart from learning the basics at their family’s winery, they also mastered the art of winemaking, thanks to their lessons learnt in one of the world’s premium wine regions of Burgundy in France.
Mornington Peninsula is an area that is blessed with excellent soil quality and cool, maritime climatic conditions. Therefore, the region is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. These are the varietals used by Ocean Eight as well, for creating its wines. The grapes have a natural acidity to them, thanks to the cool conditions at this peninsula. Currently, Ocean Eight is regarded as one of the top 10 wines in Australia. Thanks to this honour, these wines are one of the most sought-after wines in restaurants and bars in Australia.
One of the main reasons for the high-quality and authenticity of the Ocean Eight wines is the care that the Aylward family shows in the end-to-end process of winemaking, right from planting the vines till the time of bottling. Though the brand has been making wines in this region for over two decades now, people never get bored of the freshness and intensity of the wines produced under this label. These wines are so popular that they are exported to countries such as the USA and Japan as well.