2018 Sandalford Botrytis Semillon

2018 Sandalford Botrytis Semillon

Orange Blossom, Apricots, Luscious

Riverina

This wine was made in the traditional manner of Australian stickies. Up front marmalade notes, mostly apricot, but hints of oranges also, evolving into orange blossom. This wine is super luscious with a beautiful acid balance leading to a long and cleansing finish.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
This wine was made in the traditional manner of Australian stickies. Fully botrytised fruit was harvested and pressed before clarification and cold fermentation. Fermentation was stopped early to preserve the natural grape sugars. Post ferment, the wine was stabilised and further clarified prior to bottling.

Meet the maker

By the time I turned 18, I had become fascinated with wine. I was keen to learn as much about wine as I could and I received some great advice: to work in the industry before committing to any tertiary study....
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I was lucky enough to get my start at the cellars at Houghton Wines, here in the Swan Valley. I loved it, and it was the beginning of a career which was to eventually see me spend 20 years with Houghton’s. But first, I wanted to discover what traditional winemaking was like in the northern hemisphere. I took myself off to Burgundy, France, where I worked several vintages learning as much as I could about the craft of winemaking from some the best in the business. Returning to Australia I continued my career, picking up a few awards in the process of learning more and more about winemaking and achieving Bachelor of Applied Science and Oenology at Charles Sturt University, NSW. I was awarded the inaugural Gourmet Traveler Young Winemaker of the Year 2001, James Halliday’s Winemaker of the year in 2009, Winemaker of the Year in Ray Jordan's 2017 Annual West Australian Wine Guide, and I’ve judged extensively at capital city and regional wine shows. Australia makes some amazing world class wines! I’ve been fortunate to be Senior Winemaker at Sandalford Wines since March 2021 and I’m delighted every day by our estates’ old vines, the passion of the viticulture team here, and the outcomes we are able to achieve each vintage.
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Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Semillon

Colour

Other Notes
Light golden yellow.

Nose

Production
Classic botrytis notes of apricot marmalade and candied pineapple.

Palate

Tasting Note
Up front marmalade notes, mostly apricot, but hints of oranges also, evolving into orange blossom. This wine is super luscious with a beautiful acid balance leading to a long and cleansing finish. Serve chilled. A perfect match with almost all cheeses, pate and toasted bread.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
Whilst higher than average rainfall fell during both October and December, from January to April, there were no significant weather events. The conditions over this ripening and harvest period were ideal, with the wines all showing lovely varietal characters.

2018 Sandalford Botrytis Semillon

2018 Sandalford Botrytis Semillon
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$30.00
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SKU: 999
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$360.00
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