Aravina Estate

Aravina Estate

Established in 2010 by Perth businessman Steve Tobin, Aravina Estate is in the northern corner of Margaret River. The property was established in 1986 under the original name Amberley Estate. The range of wines shows the benefits of the mature vines from which the fruit is sourced. The setting among the natural bushland and manicured gardens is superb.

OWNERS
Steve Tobin and Hayley Tobin
WINEMAKERS
Ryan Aggiss
ESTABLISHED
1986
VINEYARD LOCATION
Yallingup
ANNUAL CRUSH
105 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Chenin Blanc

CELLAR DOOR
61 Thornton Road, Yallingup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$20 – 45
PHONE
9750 1111
EMAIL
info@aravinaestate.com
WEBSITE
www.aravinaestate.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Aravina Estate The “A” Collection sauvignon blanc semillon 2015 ($23)

Light-bodied crisp young white just oozing drinkability. Light tropical fruits with a dash of citrus tang livens up an eminently drinkable young wine. Zingy acidity gives it a crunchy mouthfeel.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 Years

Aravina Estate Single Vineyard Block 4 chenin blanc 2015 ($34)

This is a mighty good attempt at bringing another dimension to the standard chenin blanc. Gets natural fermentation and 9 months on lees to bring in texture and complexity. Has a creamy Vouvray character and with that natural chenin acidity, makes for a mighty good wine. A slightly more restrained version to the previous year.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve chardonnay 2014 ($50)

An extra year in bottle has taken this excellent wine to another zone. Continues excellent recent form of chardonnays from this vineyard. All wild ferments with further time on lees to build complexity. It works well but doesn’t compromise the fine angular lines of what is a modern expression of the variety with plenty of Margaret River power. So poised and lively. Impressive.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 7 years

Aravina Estate The “A” Collection shiraz tempranillo 2014 ($23)

The 85/15 mix of dominant shiraz really strikes the right balance. Fleshy shiraz with a neat savoury earthiness of the tempranillo tucked in there. A small amount of new oak just adds a lift on the palate which is medium weight and juicy. Perfect drinking with light red meats or pasta.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($50)

A classy cabernet, here. Combines a powerful and structured presence with plenty of lush plump blackcurrant fruit. The oak, of which half is new French, is perfectly worked into the fruit. Firmish tannins. Loads of dark chocolate and slightly plummy Christmas cake characters.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 8 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017