Voyager Estate Shiraz 2016 (Margaret River)
"This is iron fist in a velvet glove stuff. Its immediate inclusion of black fruits, spice, French oak and tannins all have a stately quality, yet the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a new generation Margaret River shiraz that has moved on from being a bit experimental to the stage where it can stand up to Margaret River cabernet."
94 Points - James Halliday, The Wine Companion, August 2018
150 years of farming underpin the Wright family's dedication to Voyager Estate. Their viticulture and winemaking bring everything founder Michael Wright loved about agriculture together in one enterprise. Michael settled on the special site in Stevens Valley because it had the ideal characteristics to create wines that are at home amongst the world's best. Its geology is the oldest in Australia and the gravel soils, microclimate, aspect and consistent maritime influence make up the foundations of the distinctive Voyager Estate style.
The fruit for the 2016 Shiraz was de-stemmed but not crushed, then fermented in a combination of open and static fermenters at temperatures below 28 ̊C to maintain aromatics and aid slow extraction of tannin and colour with twice daily plunging or pump-overs. Wines were then pressed, transferred to barrel and matured with periodic rackings to aid clarification then blended prior to bottling.
The 2016 Shiraz has floral aromas, red, black & blue berries, followed by earth & spice undertones. The palate is bright and juicy, spice notes, with a savoury finish. Compliment this wine by pairing it with lamb, duck or other succulent cuts of red meat.
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