Fogarty Wine Group Features Six Wines in Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Whites 2021
We are delighted to share the results of Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Whites published in The West Australia today. With over 750 wines submitted, Fogarty Wine Group has 6 wines listed in the Top 100, including Best Rosé for Deep Woods Estate 2021 Rosé.
Ray has commended Western Australian winemakers for producing excellent wines from a challenging 2021 vintage, while highlighting that the rosé category is now the biggest portion of the entire tasting – more than 150 entries.
The Best Rosé
Oh gosh, you have to like this tempranillo based rosé. Thoroughly delicious with cherry aromas over engaging strawberry nuances. The texture has been given a little boost from a small portion in barrel. And it works so well, striking just the right balance. This has been a recent winner for Deep Woods and is now established as a benchmark rosé.
This has been one of the most consistent rosés in recent years with its expert use of tempranillo as the base. Tempranillo is perfectly suited to this style with the aromatics and persistent light flavour providing so much appeal. The addition of the small amount of barrel fermentation has added further complexity and texture in the palate. 93/100
Deep Woods 2021 Estate Chardonnay
Seriously impressive chardonnay sitting around the $20 mark. Wild natural yeasts, time on lees and a decent lick of oak all contribute to a wine of complexity and richness. Cracking good value. 93/100
Deep Woods 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Complex savvy for this price range with a little barrel fermentation adding significantly to the palate texture and complexity. You still get those delicious primary fruit flavours, but then there is a little bit more. 92/100
Deep Woods 2021 Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Has just crept up in price to this higher price category, but somehow still makes it as a fresh, crunchy, ready-to-drink blend. A squeeze of passionfruit pulp and a lift of citrus and there you have it — total enjoyment. 89/100
A most impressive rosé that is in line with the modern Aussie expression showing more savoury characters. It’s dry and almost tactile but with a fine acidity to cut the line through to the long finish. Lovely lift of rose petal on the nose. 92/100
Evans & Tate 2020 Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
This WA classic has had a little attention put into it recently and is producing some mighty good wines as a result. This has all the tropical fruit and citrusy nectarine nuances you might expect. Precise and long palate. 89/100