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This $15 Bottle Of Plonk From Aldi Wins Best Chardy

An innocuous $14.99 bottle of plonk has shown up some of the country’s best white wines at the WA Wine Show.

And forget your local bottle shop, you can pick it up at fricken Aldi.

The Blackstone Paddock Limited Release chardonnay 2017 smashed the competition which included gold medal chardonnays produced by WA heavyweights Vasse Felix, Flametree and Xanadu.

In the chardonnay class, which had 108 entries, it was described as a standout.

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The show, held in Mt Barker, attracted an overall 834 entries from 115 producers.

Margaret River’s Stella Bella took out the best wine with its 2017 shiraz.

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FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best Wine of Show

Stella Bella

2017 Shiraz

Best Red Wine of Show

Stella Bella

2017 Shiraz

Best White Wine of Show

Blackstone Paddock

2017 Limited Release Chardonnay

Most Successful Exhibitor Overall

Cherubino Wines

Most Successful Exhibitor processing under 250 tonnes

Castle Rock Estate

Winery with the Highest Aggregate for top 3 pointed wines

Two winners – Houghton and Xanadu

Best and Most Distinctive Regional Character

Houghton

NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur

Best Great Southern White

Castle Rock

2018 Porongurup Riesling

Best Great Southern Red

Ferngrove

2017 Black Label Malbec

Best Chardonnay

Blackstone Paddock

2017 Limited Release Chardonnay

Best Riesling

Castle Rock

2018 Porongurup Riesling

Best Aged Riesling

Alkoomi Wines

2010 Black Label Riesling

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Franklin Tate Estates

2018 Alexanders Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Best White Blend

Deep Woods Estate

2018 Ivory Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Best Dry White Varietal

Juniper

2017 Small Batch Fiano

Best Rose of Show

Rockcliffe Winery

2018 Third Reef Rose

Best Pinot Noir

Castle Rock

2017 Porongurup Pinot Noir

Best Shiraz

Stella Bella

2017 Shiraz

Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Xanadu

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Red Blend

Ironcloud Wines

2017 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM

Best Other Red Varietal

Ferngrove

2017 Black Label Malbec

Best Older Red Wine

Xanadu

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Sparkling

Pemberley

NV Sparkling Lustre Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Best Fortified or Sweet Wine

Houghton

NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur

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