About This Wine
Margaret River and particularly Voyager Estate, produce a cool-climate, medium-bodied style of Shiraz, focusing on elegance with hints of spice. Voyager 2014 Shiraz is a vibrant wine with great concentration and purity of fruit, retaining the finesse and length of flavor which are the hallmarks of the Voyager Estate style. Cropped from seven Shiraz blocks comprising five different clones and are planted on some of the toughest, shallow, gravelly soils, this wine was matured for 12 months in new and used oak (92% French, 9% American).
Margaret River Wine
In the southwest of Western Australia, the Margaret River wine region is unique in that it is the most maritime-influenced region in all of Australia. The cool Indian ocean breezes come in through the summer to keep the temperatures around the vines steady resulting in an unusually even accumulation of warmth in the growing season. It is also quite dry as interestingly less than 20% of the annual rainfall occurs as the grapes are growing. The region’s climatic factors have been compared to what Bordeaux would be like in a dry season. While the region’s total production is relatively small (3% of Australia’s total wine production), it is responsible for 20% of our premium wine market.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz as well as Bordeaux blends are all very popular red wine options in the region.
For whites, refreshing blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon as well as complex, age worthy Chardonnays are the specialties.
James Halliday – Matured for 12 months in new and used oak (88% French, 12% American). Bright crimson colour heralds a wine full of vitality; red berry flavours surge through the mouth, gauzy tannins in the background adding to the exuberant mouthfeel and length.