2020 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho

2020 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho

Juicy, Elegance

Margaret River

Floral notes, citrus and spice. A lovely soft, mineral like acidity carries the fruit flavours on the palate. The wine is textural and refreshing with wonderful length of flavour. It definitely has that drinkability factor. Or for something different, this wine can be cellared and will reward you as it evolves with bottle age.

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SKU: 1720
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
The old vine Verdelho grapes from our Wilyabrup Estate Vineyard were machine harvested one very early morning in March. This is when the grapes are at their coolest, which helps preserve fruit freshness. The fruit was then immediately processed at the winery with only the free run juice fraction utilised in making this wine. A selected yeast isolate was used to ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks. Once the fermentation was completed, immediate clarification, stabilisation and bottling occurred. This is a wine that offers immediate drinking enjoyment. However, with careful cellaring for 10 -15 years, will develop into a wonderful complex bottle aged style.

Meet the maker

By the time I turned 18, I had become fascinated with wine. I was keen to learn as much about wine as I could and I received some great advice: to work in the industry before committing to any tertiary study....
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I was lucky enough to get my start at the cellars at Houghton Wines, here in the Swan Valley. I loved it, and it was the beginning of a career which was to eventually see me spend 20 years with Houghton’s. But first, I wanted to discover what traditional winemaking was like in the northern hemisphere. I took myself off to Burgundy, France, where I worked several vintages learning as much as I could about the craft of winemaking from some the best in the business. Returning to Australia I continued my career, picking up a few awards in the process of learning more and more about winemaking and achieving Bachelor of Applied Science and Oenology at Charles Sturt University, NSW. I was awarded the inaugural Gourmet Traveler Young Winemaker of the Year 2001, James Halliday’s Winemaker of the year in 2009, Winemaker of the Year in Ray Jordan's 2017 Annual West Australian Wine Guide, and I’ve judged extensively at capital city and regional wine shows. Australia makes some amazing world class wines! I’ve been fortunate to be Senior Winemaker at Sandalford Wines since March 2021 and I’m delighted every day by our estates’ old vines, the passion of the viticulture team here, and the outcomes we are able to achieve each vintage.
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Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Verdelho

Colour

Other Notes
Pale straw.

Nose

Production
Orange blossom, citrus and subtle tropical fruits with a hint of spiciness.

Palate

Tasting Note
Floral notes, citrus and spice. A lovely soft, mineral like acidity carries the fruit flavours on the palate. The wine is textural and refreshing with wonderful length of flavour. It definitely has that drinkability factor. Or for something different, this wine can be cellared and will reward you as it evolves with bottle age.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
2020 was a vintage like no other. Whilst a global pandemic changed the way people lived their lives, Margaret River experienced a near perfect vintage. The preceding Spring growing season was warmer than average resulting in earlier bud burst and grape development. Grape yields were lower than average which led to one of the earliest harvests on record. The near perfect growing season allowed the winemakers to harvest fruit at optimal flavour and sugar ripeness. The resulting wines display wonderful fresh varietal characters.

2020 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho

2020 Sandalford Estate Reserve Verdelho
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$28.00
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SKU: 1720
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$168.00
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