2021 Sandalford 1840 Chenin Blanc

2021 Sandalford 1840 Chenin Blanc

Crisp, Floral, Quince, Pioneer

Swan Valley

The flavours from the nose meet crisp green apple flavours.  Nuances of almond meal and beeswax provide an interesting savoury edge to a wine that is textural on the palate.  A lovely acid line supports the structure which lends to a wonderful length of flavour and a crisp finish. Whilst drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve into a richer and more complex wine with bottle age.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Machine harvested in early February 2021, these Chenin Blanc grapes were immediately delivered to the winery for destemming, chilling and pressing to tank. Only the free run fraction of juice was utilised in making this wine. The juice was cold settled before racking to barrel with a combination of 50% stainless steel barrels and 50% five-year-old French oak barriques. Cultured yeasts were utilised for fermentation. The wine was then left on lees in barrel for 4 months before blending and preparation for bottle. This wine is vegan and vegetarian friendly.

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
Chenin Blanc

Colour

Other Notes
Pale straw gold.

Nose

Production
Floral citrus blossom, ginger, honey suckle and lime citrus with hints of flint, lanoline and bee’s wax.

Palate

Tasting Note
The flavours from the nose meet crisp green apple flavours. Nuances of almond meal and beeswax provide an interesting savoury edge to a wine that is textural on the palate. A lovely acid line supports the structure which lends to a wonderful length of flavour and a crisp finish. Whilst drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve into a richer and more complex wine with bottle age.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
The 2021 vintage could be best described as challenging. A reflection of the wetter than average summer impacting picking decisions. The Caversham vineyard however fared well and produced fresh, bright, flavoursome fruit to make wines from. Grapes were phonologically ripe at time of picking and harvested with an optimal balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines are fresh and display wonderful, bright varietal fruit characteristics.

2021 Sandalford 1840 Chenin Blanc

2021 Sandalford 1840 Chenin Blanc
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$30.00
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SKU: 1738
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$180.00
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