Following the driest July ever recorded in the South West, early spring conditions saw excellent budburst and steady vine growth as frequent rainfall events ensured good soil moisture prior to flowering. Late November brought thunderstorms and extreme winds to the region which resulted in reduced yields across most varieties - particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon which were reduced by around 30%.
All of the fruit was harvested in pristine condition with great vibrancy and excellent flavour profiles ensuring 2013 will produce another excellent crop of wines.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Pale quartz, the bouquet has green pea and cut grass aromas, the palate delicately but insistently moving into a spectrum, finishing clean and fresh.
Rated 92 points by James Halliday, Wine Companion
Bright tropical fruit character, touch of sweetness. Come-hither style that invites rapid drinking, an esky, seafood and devil-may-care attitude. Blisteringly fresh, crisp, touch of herbs and greener. Good release of this wine. Rated 91 points by Mike Bennie, WBM Magazine, June 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Colour: Pale straw green colour.
Nose: Lifted aromatics of fresh tropical fruits with hints of citrus and talc.
Palate: A vibrant blend with fresh and crunchy tropical and citrus fruit flavours. A small component of barrel fermentation and some lees contact offers additional complexity and texture to the palate, finishing with
a clean, crisp, natural acidity.
Style: The 2013 vintage has produced a classic example of this quintessential Margaret River blend showcasing a wonderful purity of fruit coupled with lovely texture and complexity; a perfectly balanced wine with a long, crisp dry finish made to drink fresh and young.
Food Match: The versatile structure of this wine enables it to work well with many foods. It is a perfect match with market-fresh fish from the Voyager Estate Restaurant.