Voyager | Block 5 Broadvale Chardonnay
Current Vintage: 2018
Expect lifted citrus (especially grapefruit) and white floral notes with hints of savoury oak. The palate is tightly structured with a core of pithy fruit and savoury, sappy complexity and a fine acidity from start to finish.
2018 gifted a superb expression of this wine, which displays plenty of the vibrant fruits and concentration, with a tight acid line, for which this clone is renowned. Early hand-harvesting, use of wild yeast fermentation and grape solids, combined with regular btonnage, have all contributed texture, complexity and balance to the wine. This vintage saw 11 months in quality French oak, roughly 40% new. "
Despite viticulture being barely 50 years old (with the first vines being planted in the 1960’s), the Margaret River wine region has firmly established itself as a global rising star. The climate of the region is so befitting to winemaking (and similar to the French region) that it is commonly called Australia’s answer to Bordeaux.
The vignerons of Australia’s west coast have quickly harnessed this ancient terroir, which is suited perfectly to viticulture, and now produce 25% of Australia’s premium wine. Amongst other varietals, the elegant Cabernets, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blanc of the Margaret River won’t disappoint even the most discerning of tastebuds.