Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2012

Some notes from the Voyager Estate Masterclass held in Brisbane recently:

Seven separate blocks and four clones of were used to produce this wine. 37% was wild yeast fermented, 36% new French oak was used, only half the underwent malo, and it spent eleven months in barrel. And that's the stats out of the way...

What was termed a "classic Voyager" this was buzzing with freshness. Stirred once a month and once blended it was left in the tank on lees. This has extracted a talc like character. Lemon butter, mandarin peel and grapefruit acidity added to the complexity.

A very sturdy and delicious wine which has a calmness about it. I'd go here again no question, particularly as it punches above its price point.

Excellent.

Region: Margaret River
RRP: $45
Source: Sample - Voyager Estate Masterclass, Brisbane

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