2022 Sandalford 1840 Sangiovese

2022 Sandalford 1840 Sangiovese

Bright, Red Cherry, Herbs

Geographe, Western Australia

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 flavours, no disease pressure, and with an optimum balance of sugar and phenological ripeness. The resulting wines display wonderful varietal characteristics.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Handpicked fruit was picked in the cool of the morning and delivered to the winery for processing. The Sangiovese grapes were de-stemmed to small 5 tonne open fermenters and macerated for several days before a spontaneous fermentation began. The ferment lasted for several days before pressing off to tank at dryness. The wine was then transferred to four-year-old French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation. An extended period on lees in barrel aided in building the palate texture and overall complexity of the wine. The wine spent 14 months maturing in these barrels prior to blending and bottling.

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

Colour

Other Notes
Garnet with youthful cherry red hues

Nose

Production
Bright, fresh and alluring aromas of red cherry, tomato, wild mint, red currant, dried herbs and hints of aniseed.

Palate

Tasting Note
The sour cherry and Mediterranean herb flavours of Oregano and Thyme are carried by vibrant acidity. The medium weight palate is bright, textural, balanced and supported by a tight knit tannin structure. A great wine to pair with many different styles of food.

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 flavours, no disease pressure, and with an optimum balance of sugar and phenological ripeness. The resulting wines display wonderful varietal characteristics.

2022 Sandalford 1840 Sangiovese

2022 Sandalford 1840 Sangiovese
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$35.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1762
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$210.00
/ Case of 6
 
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