Element

2018 Sandalford Element Late Harvest

Tropical, Citrus, Blossom Western Australia

The flavours on the nose are in abundance with orange blossom, sherbet and vanilla also showing through. This wine has a luscious sweetness giving the wine weight but underneath there’s also a crisp acidity that leads to a fresh, vibrant finish. For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is the wine for you.

Case (12) $168.00
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Bottle $14.00
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Winemaker comments

Made from a blend of premium white grapes which were picked in the cool of the night during the first half of February 2018. 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. It also means this wine is one of the best matches for spicy foods.

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

47.4% Sauvignon Blanc, 35.3% Semillon and 17.3% Verdelho

Colour

Pale lemon.

Nose

Full of passionfruit, pineapple, melons and guava. This really is a tropical fruit salad in the glass.

Palate

The flavours on the nose are in abundance with orange blossom, sherbet and vanilla also showing through. This wine has a luscious sweetness giving the wine weight but underneath there's also a crisp acidity that leads to a fresh, vibrant finish. For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is the wine for you.

Vintage Conditions

With a wet start to the season in winter and early spring providing a good base of ground water for the vines. November was very dry, perfectly timed with the vines going through flowering and fruit set. After rainfall in both December and mid-January, the season changed and we saw an extended dry and warm period through to the end of picking in mid-April. The maximum temperatures were consistent with long term average and the sea breeze providing the essential cool nights. All fruit this season is of exceptional quality and showing great varietal characters.

Element

2018 Sandalford Element Late Harvest

Case (12) $168.00
Qty
Total: $0.00
Bottle $14.00
Qty
Total: $0.00

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