Winemakers Range

2016 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest (Copy)

2017 Sandalford Winemakers Late Harvest

THE STORY

The Winemakers Range is all about delivering quite simply the best Western Australian wine at the best price. Quite simply, “Bang for your buck!” These wines are a blend of both the Margaret River and Swan Valley regions. In other words we have the riper, richer notes from the Swan with the cooler climate, more elegant and sophisticated characters from Margaret River. These wines are all about balance, harmony and drinkability. There are no lashings of oak and winemaking artefact here, just great fruit-driven wines from vines up to fifty years of age.

GRAPES

Chenin Blanc 60%, Sauvignon Blanc 17%, Semillon 14%, Chardonnay 5% & Verdelho 4%

ORIGIN

Western Australia

VINTAGE

Ok so this wasn’t the normal season. There was a bit of rain around, enough that the Swan River burst it’s banks. Peter and Ben had a few more challenges along the way and the grapes took their time to ripen, about 4 weeks later than normal.

WINEMAKERS BLURB

Peter, Ben and Richard (along with the harvest crew) were again out in the wee hours to harvest all of these grapes in the cool of the night. Sandy then drove them to the winery, Greg tipped them into the crusher, Mark pumped them through the chiller into the press and the juice then went into a nice clean stainless steel tank for fermentation. But wait, this is sounding very similar to the Classic White … the difference, before the ferment was finished, Greg super chilled this wine. He got it so cold that the yeast died, and left us with a wine still containing lots of sugar from the grapes. Not super sweet, just sweet. Oh and to make sure it was squeaky clean, it did get sterile filtered on the way to the bottle.

DRINKING NOTES

This wine just has that drinkability factor. Full of passionfruit and orange blossom. It’s sweet, without being too sweet. Do not cellar this wine, enjoy it now. Chill it down as cool as you like – don’t be afraid of an ice block or two if needed.

AWARDS

SANDALFORD WINES:  RED 5 STAR WINERY 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 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 2017 Edition, page 578, released 4th August 2016.

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. "
Ray Jordan’s 2011 WA Wine Guide, published October 2010, page 151  

"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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Licensee: Sandalford Wines Pty Ltd | License Number: 623 005 3397 | ABN: 62 008 743 173 Address: 3210 West Swan Rd Caversham Western Australia 6055 | Phone: 08 9374 9374

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