2022 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2022 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Aromatic, Citrus, Zippy, Zesty

Margaret River

The aromatics follow onto the palate. The flavours are fresh and bright with balanced, soft acidity in support. There is a lovely palate weight and a freshness to this wine that keeps you wanting to come back for more. Serve chilled, and enjoy whilst young and fresh.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
This wine is made as a Sauvignon Blanc dominant blend style. The Semillon acts in support, providing some weight, acid line, and consistency to the style. The lifted aromatic qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are evident in this wine. All fruit was machine harvested and transported to the winery to be destemmed before pressing. The juice is allowed to cold settle before racking to tank. Only the free-run juice fractions are utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures in stainless steel, utilising a selected yeast strain, ensure the fruit characters are preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. The wine is left on ferment lees for six weeks before being blended and cleaned up for bottle. A wine best drunk while youthful.

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
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Colour

Other Notes
Pale straw.

Nose

Production
Bright tropical fruit and citrus aromatics jump out of the glass. There’s guava, blackcurrant buds and lychee flavours sitting alongside subtle grassy notes.

Palate

Tasting Note
The aromatics follow onto the palate. The flavours are fresh and bright with balanced, soft acidity in support. There is a lovely palate weight and a freshness to this wine that keeps you wanting to come back for more. Serve chilled, and enjoy whilst young and fresh.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
The 2021 vintage could be best described as challenging. A reflection of the wetter than average summer impacting picking decisions. Our Wilyabrup vineyard however fared well and produced fresh, bright, flavoursome fruit to make wines from. The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes were machine harvested separately in the cool of the night and were phonologically ripe at the time of picking. The resulting wines are fresh, balanced and display wonderful varietal fruit characteristics.

2022 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2022 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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$28.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1745
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$168.00
/ Case of 6
 
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