Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. Everything at Voyager Estate is done with reverence for the land, mother nature rewards those best who treat her endowments with respect. The viticulture is completely natural and fully organic, a compact has been made with the vines to provide the highest standards of nurture and care, in exchange for a harvest of the most exceptional quality. An illustrious regional icon which defines the Margaret River Cabernet Merlot style, Voyager is distinguished by its compelling presence of fruit, limousine oak and stately tannins.
Fruit is all hand picked at the time of mother nature's choosing, when natural sugar/ acid levels are deemed to be perfect, always differing from site to site. Bunches are de stemmed to retain as many whole berries as possible. Parcels are separately vinified in open and upright fermenters over the course of a fortnight at temperatures below 25°C, while treated to a course of gentle pumpovers and plunging. Upon completion, some batches are held on skins for a term of optimal extractions. Components are pressed into a high proportion of new French oak barrels for twenty months maturation, periodically rack and returned for clarification before assemblage and bottling in January.
Deep ruby, violet hues. Lifted bouquet of black currants and ripe red cherry fruits, dusty oak notes and polished vanilla cedar perfumes. Soft sweet fruits dominate the palate, blood plums and dark cherry, blackberry brambles, dark chocolates and cedar complexity. Rich and complex throughout, a wine of extraordinary length and balance, supported by fine grained tannins and seamlessly integrated new French oak.