Aravina Estate Wins Gold at Perth Royal Wine Show 2015 - Margaret river winery

Aravina Estate Wins Gold at Perth Royal Wine Show 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.

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September 04, 2015 — Bold Merchant Success
James Halliday's Wine Companion 2016 Summary - Aravina wine collection

James Halliday's Wine Companion 2016 Summary

James Halliday has just released his 2016 edition of the 'Wine Companion' and the 2014 Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay scored 95 Pts!

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September 02, 2015 — Bold Merchant Success
Aravina Estate wins gold at the 2015 boutique wine awards - Margaret river winery

Aravina Estate wins gold at the 2015 boutique wine awards

In addition, the 2014 Semillon and 2013 Merlot both received Silver medals in their respective Class.

The Gold medal result is a wonderful follow up to the five trophies the previous vintage was awarded at the 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show.

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

The Marketing and Sales Manager, Blair Hill said “it is another super performance from a wine that we know has consistency, power and finesse. The consumer is coming back to Chardonnay as a variety due to the balance and elegance of this style of wine. The Aravina Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay showcases the best that the northern end of Margaret River has to offer from mature vines.”

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. This enhances the creamy and nutty texture of the wine.

Natural fermentation was used on 100% of the French oak barriques. 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.

  • Western Australia: Grape Expectations – Scott Teasdale (scott@grapeexp.com.au); 0417 965 508
  • SA, Vic, NSW and QLD: Bottle in Hand – Ben Shillito (sales@bottleinhand.com.au); 0487 088 001
  • July 23, 2015 — Bold Merchant Success
    93 Points Awarded To Our Block 4 Chenin - Aravina Estate

    93 Points Awarded To Our Block 4 Chenin

    Ray Jordan awarded 93 points to our 2014 Block 4 Chenin in his review in the Weekend West Australian. We couldn't be happier with the fantastic recognition our wines have been receiving lately!
    July 14, 2015 — Bold Merchant Success

    Aravina Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Receives 92 Points in Top 100 New Releases

    The Aravina Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 received a terrific review in the Dec/Jan 2015 Gourmet Traveller - WINE magazine.

    "An impressive new brand from an established vineyard. It has a deep, bright colour and clean, fresh aromas loaded with black fruits. It's medium- to full-bodied and tight with firm focussed tannins and a touch of elegance." 92 Points

    Be sure to read the full feature here.

    January 22, 2015 — Bold Merchant Success

    James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015

    Please click here to view the James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 results.
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