2020 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

2020 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

Berries, Pepper, Spice

Western Australia

This is Shiraz – it’s all about the berries and spice. Mulberries, blueberries and blackberries mostly with bits of white pepper. It’s got that drinkability factor this one. Definitely a pizza wine. Drink now for maximum fruit impact.

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SKU: 1601
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Usual stuff here … Ben (with some help) picked the grapes and Troy & Greg crushed it into the fermenter. Troy rehydrated some Shiraz yeast and added it to the grapes to start fermentation. It was on skins for about a week, before being pressed to separate the wine and the skins. It was then left for a small time to mature before bottling.

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
Shiraz

Colour

Other Notes
Classic dark red with a solid magenta hue.

Nose

Production
Fresh berries.

Palate

Tasting Note
This is Shiraz – it’s all about the berries and spice. Mulberries, blueberries and blackberries mostly with bits of white pepper. It’s got that drinkability factor this one. Definitely a pizza wine. Drink now for maximum fruit impact.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
The 2020 vintage will be remembered by all for nothing to do with the grapes. Some virus landed in WA right as the grapes were ready to harvest. Thankfully we got through with no cases and thus no shutdowns. Apart from that, the grapes just did their thing. Another great year for them.

2020 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

2020 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz
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SKU: 1601
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$192.00
/ Case of 12
 
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