2021 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

2021 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

Berries, Pepper, Spice

Western Australia

Bright berry fruits and spice. Raspberry, blueberries and blackberry fruits with hints of white pepper and oak spice. These flavours are carried by gentle acidity leading to a sustained well-balanced finish. Drink now or cellar in the short term for best enjoyment.

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SKU: 1735
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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
This wine was made from Shiraz grapes grown on our Swan Valley and Margaret River vineyards. Fruit was machine picked in the cool of the night during the month of March 2021. After transportation to the winery, the fruit was destemmed to static fermenters and cold macerated for four days before inoculation with a select yeast isolate. Fermentation on skins lasted for 10 days before pressing to tank at dryness. A portion of the wine was put to oak for 6 months maturation before blending and further maturation in tank. Well suited to a wide range of foods, or simply enjoy on its own.

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
Bright berry fruits and spice.

Palate

Tasting Note
Bright berry fruits and spice. Raspberry, blueberries and blackberry fruits with hints of white pepper and oak spice. These flavours are carried by gentle acidity leading to a sustained well-balanced finish. Drink now or cellar in the short term for best enjoyment.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
2022 was dry and hot. The preceding winter and spring rainfall were above average and provided ample ground moisture for the vines to cope with the heat extremes of the summer. Fruit ripened to plan and was harvested with ripe, fresh flavours.

2021 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz

2021 Sandalford Winemakers Shiraz
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$18.00
 
SKU: 1735
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$216.00
/ Case of 12
 
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