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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»

Sandalford Reserve Verdelho CONFIRM VINTAGE

Verdelho Margaret River Western Australia
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.
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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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