INVITATION IMBIBE LIVE 2 & 3 July 2018
GREAT WINE ESTATES PRESENTS: VOYAGER ESTATE & LEOGATE ESTATE
OLYMPIA LONDON, 2 & 3 JULY 2018 (REGISTER live.imbibe.com/visit/)
We hope you can visit us in the Grand Hall at Olympia London this July, when we present two of our Australian producers: Voyager Estate from Margaret River and Leogate Estate from Hunter Valley.
VOYAGER ESTATE (est. 1978) is one of Margaret River’s most renowned producers. Sustainable and organic in conversion, its gravel soils, microclimate, maritime influence (‘overall the climate is similar (in terms of warmth) to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage,’ Halliday) have combined to produce some of the new world’s best chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Winemaker, Steve James uses only organic inputs, hand picking and sorting, and small batch fermentation and maturation before the final blend. We will pour the range including:
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 Gold medal and 95 points, Decanter, Sarah Ahmed), 2014 Chardonnay (93 points, Decanter, Sarah Ahmed) and 2016 Girt By Sea Chardonnay (SWA 2018, Silver medal).
LEOGATE ESTATE (past IWC Trophy for Best New Wine and 5-star winery in Halliday’s Wine Companion) is in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, 100-miles north of Sydney. In the 1970s, Len Evans AO OBE, one of the founding fathers of modern Australian wine, planted the vineyard. A blue eucalyptus haze hangs over the Brokenback Range with its ridges’ red volcanic soils sloping into the valley floor’s gravelly sandy loam and limestone, with fossils from the ancient seabed. In 2016, Leogate acquired a high-altitude, certified organic vineyard in the Central Ranges. We will pour the range including:
2014 ‘Brokenback Vineyard’ Semillon (Australian Wine Companion, 95 points) 2015 ‘Brokenback Vineyard’ Shiraz (Qantas Business Class pour & Harpers UK, ‘Wine Stars Australia’, 4-stars) and NASAA certified-organic 2016 ‘Gatecrasher’ Merlot.
MONDAY 2 JULY & TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018
OLYMPIA LONDON, HAMMERSMITH RD, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON W14 8UX, UK (map)