Arimia Estate Chardonnay 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
Perth Royal Wine Show - Silver
94/100 - James Halliday (2016 Vintage)
95/100 - James Halliday (2014 Vintage)
James Halliday - 'Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak. The pale bright straw-green hue welcomes you to the glass. A very elegant Chardonnay, picked at the midpoint between white peach/nectarine and grapefruit/citrus flavours, oak a player in the game, but not a leader.' (2016 Vintage)
Arimia is an award-winning organic vineyard, farm and wine producer located in the famous Margaret River region of Western Australia. The Arimia vineyard has been farmed organically since July 2016 and the winery practices a low intervention, organic method of winemaking. The vineyard is managed and the wines made by acclaimed winemaker and viticulturist Dan Stocker. Arimia has one of Margaret River's most welcoming cellar doors and boutique accommodation.
Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy Chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon Blanc lends and Shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to
the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.