2019 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

2019 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

Tropical, Citrus, Blossom

Margaret River

This wine just has that drinkability factor. Full of passionfruit and honeydew melon. It’s sweet, without being too sweet. The acid is crisp and refreshing. Do not cellar this wine, enjoy it now when fresh and fruity. Chill it down as cool as you like or throw in an ice cube or two if needed. Cheers to those relaxing afternoons!

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SKU: 1619
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
The vineyard team were again out in the dark during February to harvest all of these magnificent grapes in the cool of night. Sandy then drove them to the winery. Greg tipped them into the crusher. Cyril pumped them through the chiller into the press. And the juice then went straight into a stainless-steel tank for fermentation. When the right amount of residual sugar was achieved, the ferment was arrested by chilling down and holding cold. We did manage to clean up and filter this wine on the way to bottle so you could enjoy this delicious sweeter style of wine.

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 lemon.

Nose

Palate

Tasting Note
The Winemakers Range is all about delivering quite simply the best Western Australian wine at the best price. These wines are typically a blend of both the Margaret River and Swan Valley regions. The riper, richer notes from the Swan Valley compliment the cooler climate, elegant and sophisticated characters from Margaret River. These wines are all about balance, harmony and drinkability without burning a hole in your purse or wallet! So go on, have a crack and let us know the outcome! As always, enjoy in moderation.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
In general, 2019 was a cooler growing season than normal, with the grapes for this wine ripening a couple of weeks later than normal. This gave them some extra time to develop more flavours and reach the desired sugar levels before being picked.

2019 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

2019 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest
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$16.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1619
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$192.00
/ Case of 12
 
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