Aravina Estate Wins Gold at Perth Royal Wine Show 2015 September 04 2015

Aravina Estate is delighted to announce that the 2014 Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the Top GOLD Medal in Class 6 at the Perth Royal Wine Show 2015.

This is a tremendous follow up result to the Gold medal that was awarded at the 2015 Boutique Wine Show in August and the outstanding effort of the 2013 vintage that won five trophies at Perth Royal Wine Show in 2014.

Winemaker, Jodie Opie said “it further reiterates that the old vineyard planted in 1986 is capable of producing very high quality fruit and whilst Gold medals can be attributed to modern winemaking, the reality is that it must start in the vineyard.”

Marketing and Sales Manager, Blair Hill said that “It is yet another great result for this style of Chardonnay that Aravina is consistently producing. In discussion with the judges, it was not surprising to hear that the Aravina Chardonnay was an extremely close second to the trophy winning wine for Best Chardonnay of Show.”

The Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay is 100% Estate grown. The fruit was hand-picked in the early hours of the morning from the low yielding (3.7 t/Ha) Block 3 vineyard and transported directly to the winery.

The bunches were chilled for 24 hours prior to being whole bunch pressed. Post settling, the juice was transferred to barriques with a portion of grape solids.

Natural fermentation was used on 100% of the French oak barrels. The wine was left to mature on lees to add complexity and texture. The wine spent nine months in oak barriques and puncheons – 60% new with the balance in one-year-old French oak. The wine was blended, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

The wine is currently released and has an RRP of $45.00. It is available through cellar door and the distributors below.