2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz

2020 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
Our Estate grown Shiraz was machine harvested during the cool of night in mid-March. After crushing to static fermenters, the must was inoculated with a selected yeast isolate. The ferments remained on skins for around 10 days with routine pump overs used during this period to ensure optimum extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was then drained and pressed to tank for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then matured for 6 months in season French oak barriques before blending and bottling.

Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Shiraz

Colour

Other Notes
Dark ruby red with bright crimson hues.

Nose

Production
Ripe dark fruits of blackberry, black cherry and blueberries, with alluring spicey notes of star anise, cardamon and white pepper.

Palate

Tasting Note
As per the nose, the dark berry fruits and savoury spices are abundant. There is the faintest hint of mocha and toasty oak evolving with the fruit flavours, all adding to the many layers within this wine. The bright fruit flavours are carried by natural acidity and fine-grained tannin providing length to the finish. This medium bodied, elegant, cool climate style of Shiraz will continually open up and evolve in the glass. Cellar for up to 10 years for added complexity and bottle age flavours.

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 Shiraz wines are deeply coloured with intense fruit flavours as a result of the very low yields.

2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz

2020 Sandalford Margaret River Range Shiraz
Add To Cart
$25.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 893
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$150.00
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