2019 Sandalford Element Late Harvest

2019 Sandalford Element Late Harvest

Tropical, Citrus, Blossom

Western Australia

The flavours on the nose are in abundance with nectarines and peaches also showing through. This wine has a luscious sweetness giving the wine weight but underneath it has a crisp acidity that leads to a fresh, vibrant finish. For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is the wine for you.

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SKU: 1608
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Made from Chardonnay grapes, which were picked in the cool of the night during the first half of February 2019. Following crushing and pressing, the juice underwent a cool fermentation to protect their delicate tropical flavours. This wine is full of natural grape sweetness which gives texture and weight to the palate. It also means this wine is one of the best matches for spicy foods.

Meet the maker

Growing up on a wheat and sheep farm is not your traditional start to a winemaking career. However, it was driving through the Swan Valley on the way to Perth that started my interest in grapes. They...
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were always beautiful and green quite a contrast to the dry and dusty terrain from the farm. During my final year of studies at the University of Adelaide, I commenced working at Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills, and this seeded my love of Riesling. After 18 months, I decided to explore the world of wine and for the next several years was a flying winemaker, working alternate vintages in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In the north, this took me to France (Languedoc, Cognac & a couple of days in Bordeaux) and many times to Oregon, USA. This is where my love of Pinot was born. Back in Australia, I also explored Margaret River, Geographe, Clare Valley, SA and Macedon Ranges, Vic. In January 2007, coming back to WA, I joined Sandalford as Winemaker and in December 2012, was offered the Senior Winemaker position. To talk about my winemaking philosophy, is to first understand the vineyards. My role is to let the grapes shine and ensure they reflect the vineyard site they're from. The fruit source for all of our wines, are paramount to their success, and I'm incredibly lucky to have one of the oldest vineyards in Margaret River to work with.
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Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Verdelho

Colour

Other Notes
Lemon hues.

Nose

Production
Full of passionfruit, pineapple, melons and guava. This really is a tropical fruit salad in the glass.

Palate

Tasting Note
The flavours on the nose are in abundance with nectarines and peaches also showing through. This wine has a luscious sweetness giving the wine weight but underneath it has a crisp acidity that leads to a fresh, vibrant finish. For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is the wine for you.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
Whilst the majority of Australia had a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA was blessed with a mild summer, with temperatures for the period falling below average. These milder conditions resulted in a delayed ripening for most varieties resulting in excellent flavour development within the grapes at harvest. With no disease pressure, all grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines show wonderful varietal characters.

2019 Sandalford Element Late Harvest

2019 Sandalford Element Late Harvest
Add To Cart
$14.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1608
Add To Cart
$168.00
/ Case of 12
 
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