Evoi Wines is located in Wilyabrup, in the heart of the renowned wine making area of Margaret River in Western Australia.
Some of Evoi’s award winning wines include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
Nigel Ludlow, head winemaker at Evoi Wines, has been using new generation barrels since 2014. “I’ve got a top end Chardonnay and another couple of streams of the Chardonnay and I just wanted the quality of the barrel with the cost saving so, I didn’t even trial them, I just bought eleven and it’s worked out really good” said Ludlow.
Nigel uses his new generation barrels for both his red and white wines. “We’ve just done the blend today actually, the Chardonnay blend and it’s ended up a blend of probably 80% cube and 20% barrel and really, this year, I got really good results from the cubes.”
Nigel believes the secret is in the oak. “The quality, as you hear all the time, is barrel quality. Just using really good oak, you know.”
He added: “Yes, I would definitely recommend them”.
To find out more about Evoi Wines visit www.evoiwines.com
“The quality, as you hear all the time, is barrel quality. Just using really good oak, you know.”
- Nigel Ludlow, Winemaker