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Voyager Estate 2014 Chardonnay

Chardonnay, Margaret River, White
$45.00
Voyager Estate
Price in points: 45 points
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A perfect ripening period for Chardonnay has produced a fine and elegant wine, displaying the hallmark flavours of lemon pith and grapefruit, with hints of pears and white stonefruit. Early hand-harvesting, use of wild yeast fermentation and grape solids, combined with regular batonnage, have all contributed texture, complexity and balance to the wine. Sensitive winemaking techniques and the use of French oak, have produced a wine with great flavour and texture, which is restrained, complex and elegant.

Nose

Complex aromas of citrus fruit and pear with delicate floral nuances

Palate

A wine of great depth and purity, textural mid-palate with citrus fruits in the lime, lemon pith and grapefruit spectrum lead to a fine, balanced, mineral and savoury finish.

Goes well with

Confit salmon, green apple sorbet, preserved lemon, pickled cucumber, leek ash

Harvest Date

4 to 17 February 2014

Bottling Date

18 May 2015

Cellaring

Up to 10 years

Tasting Notes

Seven separate blocks were hand-harvested between February 4 - 17, 2014, between 11.0-12.5 Baumé. The low Baumé levels were achieved due to our specific clonal selection, including 95, 96, 76 and Gin Gin. Many of these clones show complex fruit flavours at low sugar levels with a strong core of acidity. Picking at this low Baumé
level allowed us to create a wine with sufficiently low alcohol levels that displays balance and delicacy. The fruit was cooled overnight, then whole-bunch pressed and transferred to barrel for fermentation, whereby 85% utilised indigenous yeast fermentation. It was fermented entirely in French oak barrels of which 40% were new, the primary cooperages being Latour, Dargaud & Jaegle, St Martin and Cadus. 50% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to build texture and lower the natural acidity. It was aged for 11 months in oak barriques, undergoing regular batonnage, before final blending in December 2014, with bottling in May 2015.

Wine

Colour:
White
Region:
  • Margaret River
Variety:
  • Chardonnay

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