2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho

2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho

Juicy, Elegance

Margaret River

This is one of my favourites. Definite floral notes, with citrus, honey and spice notes. It has a chalky minerality coming through giving this wine texture and a refreshing acid balance leading to wonderful length on the finish. It definitely has that drinkability factor. Drink now whilst young or for something different, this wine can be cellared. It will reward you as it evolves with age.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
The Verdelho grapes from our Wilyabrup Estate Vineyard, were machine harvested in the very early hours of the 5th March, when the grapes were at their coolest. After which, the fruit was immediately processed at the winery and underwent a long, slow ferment in stainless steel tanks with a selected yeast strain. Once the fermentation was finished, immediate stabilisation, clarification and bottling occurred. Pristine fruit in a bottle is more than apt to this style.

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
Verdelho

Colour

Other Notes
Pale lemon.

Nose

Production
Fragrant orange blossoms, with quince paste and a hint of spiciness.

Palate

Tasting Note
This is one of my favourites. Definite floral notes, with citrus, honey and spice notes. It has a chalky minerality coming through giving this wine texture and a refreshing acid balance leading to wonderful length on the finish. It definitely has that drinkability factor. Drink now whilst young or for something different, this wine can be cellared. It will reward you as it evolves with age.

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 Estate Reserve Verdelho

2019 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho
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/ Bottle
SKU: 1200
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$150.00
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