Voyager Estate Project Rose 2018 (6 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Vintage

Following several years of early vintages and the exceptionally late 2017, it was very nice to have a 'normal' season again. Excellent budburst across all varieties was followed by a beautifully warm November, which provided ideal conditions for flowering and very good fruit set. Summer proved to be quite mild with just a few hot days, particularly in December, which was also one of the wettest recorded. Cool, dry conditions in the lead-up to harvest enabled fruit to ripen slowly, accumulating intense varietal flavours whilst retaining natural acidity and our whites were all harvested in excellent condition. The warmer March weather saw the reds ripen beautifully and they were harvested under clear, sunny skies through March and early April with ripe, concentrated flavours and excellent fine-grained powdery tannins.

Vineyard

The two key Shiraz vineyards which contributed to this wine are planted to different clones. Ullingers Block 8 is planted to 12SBVRC clone and gives earthy, savoury notes to the wine while Weightmans Block 3, planted to the PT15 clone, offers a brighter, fresh berry component. A small percentage of Merlot is also utilised for its fresh berry and dried herb characters as well as Sauvignon Blanc, which provides fresh aromatic lift. All these Estate vineyards are planted on the classic gravelly, stony soils for which the region is famous - producing balanced vines with moderate yields.

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Voyager Estate Project Rose 2018 (6 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Voyager Estate Project Rose 2018 (6 x 750mL) Margaret River, WA

Lot No: 0050-2487353

Vintage

Following several years of early vintages and the exceptionally late 2017, it was very nice to have a 'normal' season again. Excellent budburst across all varieties was followed by a beautifully warm November, which provided ideal conditions for flowering and very good fruit set. Summer proved to be quite mild with just a few hot days, particularly in December, which was also one of the wettest recorded. Cool, dry conditions in the lead-up to harvest enabled fruit to ripen slowly, accumulating intense varietal flavours whilst retaining natural acidity and our whites were all harvested in excellent condition. The warmer March weather saw the reds ripen beautifully and they were harvested under clear, sunny skies through March and early April with ripe, concentrated flavours and excellent fine-grained powdery tannins. Vineyard The two key Shiraz vineyards which contributed to this wine are planted to different clones. Ullingers Block 8 is planted to 12SBVRC clone and gives earthy, savoury notes to the wine while Weightmans Block 3, planted to the PT15 clone, offers a brighter, fresh berry component. A small percentage of Merlot is also utilised for its fresh berry and dried herb characters as well as Sauvignon Blanc, which provides fresh aromatic lift. All these Estate vineyards are planted on the classic gravelly, stony soils for which the region is famous - producing balanced vines with moderate yields. (273208-2)

$5.67
per Bottle

$34
per package

No Reserve

Overview

Vintage

Following several years of early vintages and the exceptionally late 2017, it was very nice to have a 'normal' season again. Excellent budburst across all varieties was followed by a beautifully warm November, which provided ideal conditions for flowering and very good fruit set. Summer proved to be quite mild with just a few hot days, particularly in December, which was also one of the wettest recorded. Cool, dry conditions in the lead-up to harvest enabled fruit to ripen slowly, accumulating intense varietal flavours whilst retaining natural acidity and our whites were all harvested in excellent condition. The warmer March weather saw the reds ripen beautifully and they were harvested under clear, sunny skies through March and early April with ripe, concentrated flavours and excellent fine-grained powdery tannins.

Vineyard

The two key Shiraz vineyards which contributed to this wine are planted to different clones. Ullingers Block 8 is planted to 12SBVRC clone and gives earthy, savoury notes to the wine while Weightmans Block 3, planted to the PT15 clone, offers a brighter, fresh berry component. A small percentage of Merlot is also utilised for its fresh berry and dried herb characters as well as Sauvignon Blanc, which provides fresh aromatic lift. All these Estate vineyards are planted on the classic gravelly, stony soils for which the region is famous - producing balanced vines with moderate yields.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale pink

Nose

Lifted floral aromas with hints of fresh strawberries and raspberries.

Palate

A soft, textural and savoury palate displaying fruit flavours of light, fresh summer berries finishing with a clean, refreshing acidity.

Style

An Estate-grown wine sourced from Shiraz, Merlot and a small addition of Sauvignon Blanc to contribute aromatic lift. Made in an early drinking, fruit-driven style with a clean, fresh savoury finish.

Medals & Trophies

Silver

James Halliday Wine Companion