Bella Ridge Estate

Bella Ridge Estate

This niche producer has made quite an impact with its distinctive and individual wines. Complex, textured and full of character, the wines display an indelible stamp of innovation that comes from exploring new directions in winemaking. The wines are always interesting and full of character.

OWNERS
Jodi and Alon Arbel
WINEMAKERS
Alon Arbel and Patrick Ferry
ESTABLISHED
2003
VINEYARD LOCATION
Swan Valley
ANNUAL CRUSH
35 Tonnes
VARIETIES
Shiraz, Semillon, Grenache, Viognier, Tempranillo, Mourvedre/Mataro, Chenin Blanc, Trebbiano

WINE PRICES
$22 – 50
PHONE
9250 4962
EMAIL
wine@bellaridge.com.au
WEBSITE
www.bellaridge.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Bella Ridge chenin blanc 2011 ($28.50)

Best of the West 2017 – Chenin blanc
Here is compelling evidence why this variety is often drunk too early. Gets a little bit of oak in the making and has been held back before release. The result is a rather wonderful expression of the variety. Has an exotic mix of tropical fruits laced with minerals and a little toasty nuttiness. Rich and flavoursome but still with a piercing fine acidity.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 years

Bella Ridge Bella rosé 2012 ($26)

Best of the West 2017 – Rosé
This is anything but a stock standard rosé. It’s made from tempranillo, a variety that is well suited to the style. It gets some barrel fermentation. It all stacks up so beautifully with a spicy and slightly gingery character. Great texture and rich mouthfeel with tremendous length on the palate.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 5 years

Bella Ridge grenache shiraz mourvedre 2010 ($30)

Best of the West 2017 – Rosé
A really dark brooding and ripe example of this style. The extra time in bottle has allowed a slightly leathery library book-like character to develop on the nose. There’s deep ripe blackcurrant and stewed plum characters on the palate with spicy dark chocolate richness. Warm palate feel.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017