Ocean Eight was established in 2004 in the southern and cooler side of Mornington Peninsula. Ocean Eight was Owned by the Aylward family, founders of the renowned Kooyong winery. In their state-of-the-art, temperature controlled, gravity fed winery, winemaker Mike Aylward produces stunning cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, taking influence from the great old world wine regions of Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne. All the grapes for the Ocean Eight wines are sourced from the family’s 17 hectares of vineyard and their total production each year is just 5,000 cases.
A modern style Pinot Noir with a complex nose full of dark red cherries, a touch of vanilla complemented by hints of Earl Grey tea and rhubarb. The palate is beautifully knitted together with soft, velvety tannins and this vintage offers a supple yet richer style.
The name Verve encapsulates its style, showing distinctive grapefruit and citrus aromas. 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.