2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz

2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz

Soft, Juicy

Margaret River

Dark berries and savoury spices are abundant. Underlying, there’s also rhubarb and mocha notes as the wine evolves all adding to the many layers within this wine. The French oak is seamlessly integrated and adds another layer of velvety soft tannins. This is an elegant style of Shiraz, and is a wine that will continually open up and evolve in the glass. Medium term cellaring will only add to the wine’s complexity.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
The grapes were machine harvested during the cool of night in the second week of April. After destemming to static fermenters, the must was inoculated with a selected yeast isolate. The ferments were managed by twice daily pump overs to ensure optimum extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. After suitable extraction, based on taste, the wine was then drained and pressed to tank. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in older French oak barriques for a period before blending 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
Shiraz

Colour

Other Notes
Deep ruby red.

Nose

Production
Full of rich dark berries and savoury spices. It opens up to show dark cherry, mulberry and rhubarb, along with spice notes of star anise and white pepper. A subtle earthy note adds interest and complexity to the wine.

Palate

Tasting Note
Immediately soft and generous, the flavour characteristics of the nose follow onto the palate. There’s also mocha notes and a savouriness to the wine as it evolves in the glass adding to the many layers already present. Smooth, fine grained tannin, supported by balanced acidity, supports the overall structure of the wine leading to a sustained finish. A wine that drinks well now, but will benefit from medium term cellaring.

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. Temperatures during the harvest period were below average. These milder conditions allowed for a slow ripening pattern for most varieties, resulting in excellent flavour accumulation at time of harvest. All grapes were harvested with an optimal balance of sugar, tannin and flavours. The resulting wines are displaying bright varietal characters with fresh, balanced acidity.

2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz

2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz
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