2020 Sandalford Element Classic White

2020 Sandalford Element Classic White

Vibrant, Fresh, Fruity

Margaret River

This wine is all about the fruit. There’s all of the above flavours, but as it opens it also reveals layers of apples, both red and green apples, quince and a crisp zestiness. Whilst easy drinking, this wine has a lovely texture and well balanced acid that leads to a vibrant finish. Serve well chilled and drink whilst young and alive.

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Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine were machine harvested in the cool of night during February 2020. Following crushing and pressing, the clarified juice was fermented using specially selected yeast strains at very low temperatures to retain the aromatics. Once fermentation was complete, this wine was carefully blended together to make this consistent fruit in glass 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
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Colour

Other Notes
Pale lemon.

Nose

Production
A tropical fruit salad full of passionfruit and guavas. There’s also apricots and a hint of musky florals.

Palate

Tasting Note
This wine is all about the fruit. There’s all of the above flavours, but as it opens it also reveals layers of apples, both red and green apples, quince and a crisp zestiness. Whilst easy drinking, this wine has a lovely texture and well balanced acid that leads to a vibrant finish. Serve well chilled and drink whilst young and alive.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
2020 was a vintage like no other. Eventually classed as an essential service, we were able to get through harvest without a lockdown occurring. The Spring growing season was warmer than average, resulting in earlier bud burst and grape development on all varieties. Harvest started in early February, one of the earliest starts we’ve had, with all whites harvested in February. Milder conditions and a rain event in late February / early March helped to moderate the development of all red varieties, giving them time to develop complex flavours and ripen tannins. The last of the reds were picked in early April. This year saw no disease pressure in the vineyard, all grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines showing wonderful varietal characters.

2020 Sandalford Element Classic White

2020 Sandalford Element Classic White
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