Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Western Australia’s boutique wine maker, Pepperilly, was recently awarded with a ‘Silver Medal’ for their classic 2010 Chardonnay. The award was presented by one of Australia’s top lifestyle magazines, Scoop, and this has proven to be an admirable achievement for the leading hand-crafted wine makers.

Out of 93 whites tasted by the judges, only 18 of the best were awarded with the silver medal. Pepperilly’s 2010 Australian Chardonnay received an overall score of 92 out of 100 to claim the crown as the finest white wine under $20.

Scoop magazine aptly describes this classic white with the following statement, “This youthful gem from the Ferguson Valley in Geographe is lighter and finer than most. Juicy, with impressive intensity of flavour, its leesy complexity drives its primary fruit.”

The wine tasting was conducted by a panel of 18 judges that included some of the most respected winemakers, food and beverage experts, and liquor trade professionals. The experienced and passionate tasters used their well-developed wine palette to pick out some of the best Australian wines available. To ensure that the judging process was truly impartial, the judges were required to ‘blind taste’ the wines with only the vintage and the variety known.

There is no doubt that Australia is one of the biggest wine exporters in the world. The popularity of Australian wines can be credited to the vinification of iconic wines from Western Australia, and the distinctive terroir of the region allows it to produce some of the best cooler climate chardonnay in the world.

Matt Kramer, a highly recognised and respected wine critic, notes that the most powerful influence in wine today originates from Australia, and the local industry has set benchmarks for some popular varieties such as the Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Pepperilly Estate is perfectly situated on the rolling hills of Darling Range above Dardanup, and this geographical gold mine is one of the reasons why their range of boutique wines are highly favoured by wine connoisseurs.

In addition, Pepperilly has also garnered numerous accolades for their WA wines including the Silver Medal at the 2012 London International Wine Challenge, and the Gold Medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show.

More information on Pepperilly Estate and their award winning 2010 Australian Chardonnay can be found at

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