Margaret River Range

2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Rose

Bright, Fruity, FlamboyantMargaret River

This wine really does always have that quintessential strawberries and cream flavour up front, with underlying savoury spices. Pink, bright and bold.

Case (6) $131.70
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Bottle $21.95
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Winemaker comments

This wine was made as a Rose from the very first day in the vineyard. The grapes were picked late March to early April and after crushing, they were held in the press for 2-3 hours of skin contact. Once juice had the desired colour and flavour, it was drained & lightly pressed off the skins before being cold settled in tank. Fermentation progressed at cool temperatures ensuring fruit characters were fully preserved. Once completed, the wine was immediately stabilised, clarified and bottled. This style is all about pristine fruit in the bottle.

Meet the maker

Growing up on a wheat and sheep farm is not your traditional start to a winemaking career. However, it was driving through the Swan Valley on the way to Perth that started my interest in grapes. They were always beautiful and green quite a contrast to the dry and dusty terrain from the farm. During my final year of studies at the University of Adelaide, I commenced working at Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills, and this seeded my love of Riesling. After 18 months, I decided to explore the world of wine and for the next several years was a flying winemaker, working alternate vintages in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In the north, this took me to France (Languedoc, Cognac & a couple of days in Bordeaux) and many times to Oregon, USA. This is where my love of Pinot was born. Back in Australia, I also explored Margaret River, Geographe, Clare Valley, SA and Macedon Ranges, Vic. In January 2007, coming back to WA, I joined Sandalford as Winemaker and in December 2012, was offered the Senior Winemaker position. To talk about my winemaking philosophy, is to first understand the vineyards. My role is to let the grapes shine and ensure they reflect the vineyard site they\'re from. The fruit source for all of our wines, are paramount to their success, and I\'m incredibly lucky to have one of the oldest vineyards in Margaret River to work with.

Tasting notes

Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour

Pink, bright and bold.

Nose

This wine really does always have that quintessential strawberries and cream flavour up front, with underlying savoury spices.

Palate

Strawberries and cream intermingles with a mixed berry summer pudding. There's raspberries and cherries with the savoury spices balancing them. This wine is off dry and balanced with bright acid. It is zingy and textural on the palate with a flavoursome finish. Definitely a wine to serve chilled, add in an ice block or two if needed, and drink whilst fresh and vibrant.

Vintage Conditions

Whilst the majority of Australia had a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA was blessed with a mild summer, with temperatures for the period falling below average. These milder conditions resulted in a delayed ripening for most varieties resulting in excellent flavour development within the grapes at harvest. With no disease pressure, all grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines show wonderful varietal characters.

Margaret River Range

2019 Sandalford Margaret River Range Rose

Case (6) $131.70
Qty
Total: $0.00
Bottle $21.95
Qty
Total: $0.00

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