Other Sandalford Wine

2015 Sandalford Sweet Red (Copy)
pH 3.49
TA (g/l) 7.73
Alc.(%vol) 12.5
RS (g/l) 125

2017 Sandalford Sweet Red

The fruit for this wine was machine-harvested in March during the cool of night. It was immediately crushed and underwent one week fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a Bordeaux Red yeast strain. At the end of fermentation the wine was pressed with the free-run wine blended back with the pressings, where it was inoculated for MLF. Once completed the wine was then blended and sweetened with red grape concentrate to the desired level prior to stabilisation, clarification and bottling.

VINTAGE

From the summer rainfall & river flooding in the Swan Valley, to the threat of not ripening any of the red grapes in Margaret River, the 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most nerve-racking and anxious seasons. It certainly beats all of the last 10 vintages I’ve seen at Sandalford.

Overall, the whole growing season, from Spring through to Summer / Autumn was much cooler than average. There were no heat extremes this year. This delayed the ripening of all varieties by at least 3 -4 weeks than normal.

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

Sweet red is a style for those wine drinkers who often find red wines somewhat dry and tannic. There is often a cultural aspect to this and out of respect of this we have made this wine to suit those who really enjoy this style of wine. Definitely a wine to serve somewhat cooler than normal cellar temperature.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR - Dark garnet red

NOSE – This wine is full of sweet berry fruits. There’s blackcurrants, blackberries and just a hint of mocha flavours.

PALATE – As for the nose, the flavours are all about berries – blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants. This wine is unmistakably a sweet red.

AWARDS

JAMES HALLIDAY RED 5 STAR WINERY 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

“Sandalford is one of Australia’s oldest and privately owned wineries. In 1970 it moved beyond its original Swan Valley base, purchasing a substantial property in Margaret River that is now the main source of its premium grapes. Wines are released under the Element, Winemakers, Margaret River and Estate Reserve ranges, with Prendiville Reserve at the top.  Exports to all major markets”
Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted and extremely prestigious RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2018 Edition, page 590, released 3rd August 2017.

RATINGS / ACCOLADES / REVIEWS

“Sandalford Wines have been adorning our tables since the 1840’s, and the combination of experience and innovation places today’s winery high on our list of reliable, premier local wines. During the last decade, both the whites and the reds have continued to improve several notches. We put this down to concerted energy going into the winery’s cooler climate Margaret River operations, where fruit quality is second to none on a global scale.  Sandalford is able to draw on a range of grape varieties from the Swan Valley and Margaret River.  But it’s the wines from down on the cape (Margaret River) that keep pulling in the accolades and the awards.” 
www.TheStarfish.com.au All the Best from Perth’s West, Peter Rigby.

“Sandalford Wines is a true institution in Western Australia. Established in Perth’s Swan Valley in 1840, there is a rich history to this pioneering company which was one of the first to recognise the potential in Margaret River, establishing a vineyard there in 1970.”
Mining Chronicle, Karl Franzen, June 2011, Page 35

“Sandalford has well and truly leapt into the big league of premium producers in WA, having now completely transformed itself to a Margaret River wine operation.  The Estate Reserve and Margaret River Range are entirely from Margaret River.  The team of owner Peter Prendiville and winemaker Hope Metcalf have taken the wines in an exciting new direction.”
Ray Jordan’s 2015 WA Wine Guide, published November 2014, page 122

“RED 5 STAR WINERY – Sandalford is an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”
Australia’s most pre-eminent wine critic, James Halliday, awards Sandalford Wines the very coveted RED 5 star rating in the Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition released 28th July 2010.

“Producer of the Year, and Winemaker of the Year:  Sandalford Wines”
Leading West Australian Wine Critic Ray Jordan, at the launch of Ray Jordan’s 2010 WA Wine Guide, 30 November 2009.

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