Voyager Estate 'Coastal' Chardonnay
"A classic growing season with excellent budburst leading to beautifully warm weather through flowering and fruit set. A mild summer, with just a few hot December days and a cool, overcast February, enabled fruit to ripen slowly, accumulating intense varietal flavours whilst retaining fresh natural acidity. All whites were harvested in excellent condition. Six blocks make up this blend, the core being from grapefruitintense Gingin clone. Fruit was pressed, settled overnight then fermented in stainless steel or French oak prior to 9 months maturation in oak barrels with monthly stirring. Parcels were then blended and remained on light lees until fining, filtration and bottling"
Grapefruit, lemon rind, cashews, nougat. Soft, textural, balanced, toasty oak, bright acidity.