2022 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

2022 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

Tropical, Citrus, Blossom

Western Australia

The Winemakers Range is all about delivering quite simply the best Western Australian wine at the best price. These wines are typically a blend of both the Margaret River and Swan Valley wine growing regions. The riper, richer notes from the Swan Valley compliment the elegant and sophisticated flavours from the cooler climate of Margaret River. These wines are about imminent drinkability and crafted to suit a wide range of food. Or simply enjoy a chilled glass on its own. As always, enjoy in moderation

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
Late harvest wine is wine made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual. The result is a higher level of sugar accumulation within the grapes. This wine was made from late harvested Verdelho and Chenin Blanc grapes picked in the cool of the night during the month of February 2022. Following crushing and pressing, the juice underwent a cool fermentation to protect their delicate tropical flavours. This wine is full of natural grape sweetness which gives texture and weight to the palate. Well suited to lightly spiced Asian foods. Or simply enjoy on its own well chilled.

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
Chardonnay

Colour

Nose

Palate

Tasting Note
The Winemakers Range is all about delivering quite simply the best Western Australian wine at the best price. These wines are typically a blend of both the Margaret River and Swan Valley wine growing regions. The riper, richer notes from the Swan Valley compliment the elegant and sophisticated flavours from the cooler climate of Margaret River. These wines are about imminent drinkability and crafted to suit a wide range of food. Or simply enjoy a chilled glass on its own. As always, enjoy in moderation.

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.

2022 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

2022 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest
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$18.00
/ Bottle
SKU: 1724
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$216.00
/ Case of 12
 
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