2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Tropical, Juicy

Margaret River

Abundant tropical fruits and citrus flavours as per the nose which continues to evolve as this wine opens up. The palate has a minerality to it, but is textural and lively. This wine has a degree of elegance, well balanced and wonderful length on the finish. A drink now style.

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SKU: 1018
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Fruit for this wine has been sourced from our Wilyabrup Estate Vineyard in Margaret River. All grapes were machine harvested in the cool of night before transport to the winery to be destemmed before pressing. Only the free-run juice fractions are utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures in stainless steel ensure the fruit characters are preserved to their utmost in the resultant 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
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Colour

Other Notes
Pale straw.

Nose

Production
Up front blackcurrant bud and lemon citrus. Classical tropical fruit salad notes with aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry, lychee and lemon grass notes as the wine opens up in the glass.

Palate

Tasting Note
Abundant tropical fruits and citrus flavours as per the nose which continues to evolve as this wine opens up. The palate has a minerality to it, but is textural and lively. This wine has a degree of elegance, well balanced and wonderful length on the finish. A drink now style.

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 Margaret River Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Add To Cart
$21.95
/ Bottle
SKU: 1018
Add To Cart
$131.70
/ Case of 6
 
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