Sandalford Margaret River Range Classic Dry White SSB 2017 (12 x 750mL) WA

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. For the whites, the wines have excellent flavour concentration and structure and were harvested with a good natural acid and sugar balance.

Winemakers Comments - The grapes for this wine were machine-harvested in the cool of night during March 2017. After crushing, the must was transferred to one of our tank presses where only the free-run juice was utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures using specialised yeast strains ensured the fruit characters were preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. Blending according to style was conducted just prior to stabilisation and bottling.

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Sandalford Margaret River Range Classic Dry White SSB 2017 (12 x 750mL) WA

Sandalford Margaret River Range Classic Dry White SSB 2017 (12 x 750mL) WA

Lot No: 0032-2469004

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. For the whites, the wines have excellent flavour concentration and structure and were harvested with a good natural acid and sugar balance. Winemakers Comments - The grapes for this wine were machine-harvested in the cool of night during March 2017. After crushing, the must was transferred to one of our tank presses where only the free-run juice was utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures using specialised yeast strains ensured the fruit characters were preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. Blending according to style was conducted just prior to stabilisation and bottling. (257879-1)

$3.67
per Bottle

$44
per package

Overview

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. For the whites, the wines have excellent flavour concentration and structure and were harvested with a good natural acid and sugar balance.

Winemakers Comments - The grapes for this wine were machine-harvested in the cool of night during March 2017. After crushing, the must was transferred to one of our tank presses where only the free-run juice was utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures using specialised yeast strains ensured the fruit characters were preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. Blending according to style was conducted just prior to stabilisation and bottling.

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

Expert Reviews

“Wine of the Week – A light and fragrant blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. Snow pea and herbaceous tropical fruit combinations play around on the nose and into the palate. Has a racy zesty mouthfeel and flavour profile. Nice current drinking.” - The West Australian Ray Jordan, 30th November 2017

“Pale colour; dried herb aromas, with an overtone of curing meadow hay and dry autumn leaves. The wine is dilute in the mouth with a short finish and watery palate weight. It’s clean, well made and basic, a decent quaffer.” - www.therealreview.com Huon Hooke, 25th September 2017

“Wildly grassy on the nose. Distinct pea pod and lemon zest. The palate is taut, fruity and refreshing with racy acidity. The moderate alcohol of 11.5% ensures the wine has a lightness and an energy. Serve chilled, with or without food.” - www.therealreview.com Toni Paterson, 19th September 2017

Winery Tasting Notes

55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc

Colour - Pale lemon

Nose - Tropical fruits up front, especially passionfruit, guava and black currant buds with an underlying grassy note.

Palate - Orange blossom and gooseberries combine with the tropical notes from the nose. The flavours keep evolving as it opens in the glass. The palate is complex with both texture and a crisp acidity resulting in a wine with beautiful balance and wonderful length on the finish. This wine has that drinkability factor.

Medals & Trophies

“Silver – 88 points – Recommended by Australian Wine Showcase Magazine New Release tasting” - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine Peter Muscet, December 2017