Aravina Estate 2016 Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay

Our icon white, representing the very best of our highly acclaimed planting of “GinGin” clone Chardonnay.

Hand picked, whole bunch pressed and filled to a mix of new (35%) and older French oak. Natural yeast ferment has created a wine of complexity and class. The inherit varietal qualities of grapefruit and lime blossom coupled with the pristine acid profile our vineyard is renowned for mesh to delivery a wine of class, complexity and purity.

Drink with confidence for the next 15 years.

 
WINEMAKING NOTES:
The fruit for the 2016 Wildwood Ridge Chardonnay was hand
harvested from selected parcels within the B and G block’s Gin Gin
clone Chardonnay. Chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed, the
juice was racked to French oak barriques and puncheons for
ferment. Natural ferment occurred and maturation for 9 months in
large format oak puncheons followed. The wine was blended, lightly
fined and filtered prior to bottling.

CELLARING:
Enjoy now or cellar for up to eight years.

APPEARANCE:
Medium straw with lime hues.

NOSE:
Lifted and fresh white citrus flower, nectarine and secondary aromas
of pistachio.

PALATE:
Succulent yellow nectarine and fleshy grapefruit mesh with fine acid
to provide a balanced and vibrant palate. Layered oak complexities
further entwine the wines elegance with warmed pistachio and subtle
spice.

AWARDS:
Bronze – WA Wine Show 2018


Technical Data

  • Varietal : Chardonnay,

  • Brand name : 2016 ‘WILDWOOD RIDGE’ RESERVE CHARDONNAY,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Region : Margaret River (Estate),

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Alcohol (%v/v): : 12.7,

  • pH: : 3.28,

  • T.A (g/L): : 6.9,

Buy it Now

Ray Jordan

Continues the 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 yea

CAMPBELL MATTINSON

WINEFRONT

Richer style of chardonnay out of Margaret River. Straw-yellow in colour. Rich and slippery-smooth with peach and nectarine flavours sizzling though the palate, backed by limey acidity and bolstered by toasty oak. No shortage of deliciousness." 91 Pts - CAMPBELL MATTINSON, APRIL 20

JAMES HALLIDAY

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2016

"From the oldest vines on the estate, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild fermented. 'Underlying spicy new oak'. Has what it takes: vibrant white peach, nectarine and grapefruit, neatly balanced/integrated French oak, and squeaky/grippy (in the best sense) acidity."

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