2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay

2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Textured, Savoury

Margaret River

A tightly structured wine full of stone fruit, citrus and cashew flavours. The French oak is beautifully integrated, adding layers to both the flavour and mouthfeel of the wine. This texture is complimented with bright, fresh acidity which leads to a wonderful length on the finish. Cellaring for up to 10 years will provide greater complexity and richness for those who like a toasty bottle aged style.

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SKU: 1613
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
This wine is made from 100% Estate grown Chardonnay harvested in late February 2019. After gentle pressing, the free run juice portion was transferred to French oak barriques for fermentation (30% new, balance one and two year old oak) utilising a specialised Burgundian Saccharomyces yeast isolate. The wine remained in barrel on ferment lees for 8 months prior to blending, stabilisation, filtration and bottling.

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
Chardonnay

Colour

Other Notes
Pale straw with tinges of green and gold.

Nose

Production
Bright lemon citrus, stone fruit, and pink grapefruit. Oak derived spicey vanilla and roasted cashew nut characters support the bright fruit.

Palate

Tasting Note
A tightly structured wine full of stone fruit, citrus and cashew flavours. The French oak is beautifully integrated, adding layers to both the flavour and mouthfeel of the wine. This texture is complemented with bright, fresh acidity which leads to a wonderful length on the finish. Cellaring for up to 10 years will provide greater complexity and richness for those who like a toasty bottle aged style.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
Whilst the majority of Australia experienced a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA experienced a relatively mild summer season. Temperatures during the harvest period were below average. These milder conditions allowed for a slow ripening pattern for most varieties, resulting in excellent flavour development within the grapes at harvest.All grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines are displaying bright varietal characters with fresh, balanced acidity.

2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay

2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay
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$35.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1613
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$210.00
/ Case of 6
 
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