Sandalford Reserve Verdelho
Fruit Verdelho
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
Each $21.99
Currently out of stock
Jack Mann is the patron saint of West Australian viticulture, the creator of Houghton White Burgundy and architect of the state's greatest editions. Jack's son was also a winemaker, he advised Swan Valley based Sandalford to establish vineyards in the nascent Margaret River region. Arguably Western Australia's finest and most enduring Verdelho, Sandalford is crafted from fruit grown primarily to these forty year old, dry grown Wilyabrup vines inspired by Dorham Mann.
Western Australia's first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe established Sandalford in 1840. The estate formed part of the second land title in all of Western Australia. In 1972 Sandalford developed a major vineyard along Margaret River, now one of the oldest and largest, covering six hundred acres. Verdelho grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night across several different dates. Grapes are immediately crushed, chilled and pressed, only the cleanest free run juices are retained. Following clarification and inoculation to a choice strain of yeast, the wine is treated to a long and slow vinification until dryness, followed by assemblage and stabilization, filtration and early bottling.
Pale honeydew melon hues. Nose of talcum, citrus blossom and musk. Punchy in the mouth with some bracing acidity. Clearly one of the most aromatic Verdelho's ever, a knockout top end premium white and the best from Sandalford in the last two decades. Beautiful and fresh now, serve well chilled alongside seafood salads and pastas, risotto and crustacea.
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About the Sandalford Winery
The historic Sandalford Wines is located in the heart of the Swan Valley on the banks of the beautiful Swan River, a short 25- minutes drive from the city of Perth
Western Australia's first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe founded the 40 hectare Estate in 1840, which now includes 22 hectares under vine as well as housing the Winery, hospitality and tourism facilities and administration. He named the property Sandalford after the priory in Berkshire where his father was rector. The Estate formed part of the second land title in all of Western Australia. Today's Sandalford, located on the original property, is one of Western Australia's oldest and largest privately owned wineries. Sandalford»