Sandalford `Margaret River Range` Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

Margaret River enjoyed a warm and extended vintage period in 2012. All fruit was disease-free and once again there were no issues in achieving perfect ripeness for all varieties.

After cool, night-time machine harvesting, the old vine Gingin clone Chardonnay fruit was immediately processed and underwent a long, slow ferment in stainless steel tanks with a selected yeast strain. Several months of lees contact ensued to build complexity and richness in the wine. No MLF was conducted. At the completion of this time sur lies, the wine was blended, stabilised, filtered and bottled in mid 2012.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale lemon

Aroma

Very similar to the 2011 wine. Lifted peach and ripened white nectarine, stone-fruit aromas. Enticing to say the least.

Palate

Clearly Chardonnay through and through. Great weight, warmth from the alcohol and a real textural palate of melons and stonefruit flavours. A wine which, whilst drinking beautifully now, will hold for a few years to come. Serve lightly chilled.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.2%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery James Halliday, Austarlian Wine Companion 2011 Edition 

"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.

Sandalford Wines was established in 1840 and is today privately owned by the Prendiville family.

In the early 1970’s Sandalford was one of the pioneers in establishing vineyards in the Margaret River planting 96 hectares in the sub region of Wilyabrup. It is this old, dry grown vineyard that is the source of the Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the Estate Reserve range of wines. These wines under the winemaking expertise of Paul Boulden are superb examples of Margaret River at its best, winning praise from notable wine writers and a series of trophies and gold medals at both national and international wine shows.

A new addition to the Sandalford portfolio is the Margaret River Range of wines positioned at the “midprice point” of today’s premium market. It is the fastest growing segment of the wine market and with Sandalford’s world class resources in Margaret River, this range has been developed to tap into this consumer trend. The wines are sourced from a combination of the Sandalford Estate and other premium vineyards in the Margaret River with wine styles reflecting current consumer tastes for vibrant, up front varietal flavours.

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