Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Swan Valley Western Australia
Sandalford's award winning offerings reflect contemporary lifestyles, always fashioned with today's tastes and trends in mind. Element reveals fully why Chardonnay has found a wonderful new home within the blamy maritime terroirs of the Australian west coast. The nose is reminiscent of stonefruits and citrus, the palate offers ripe peach and melon characters, a mouth filling creamy texture and fine, refreshing finish.
Sandalford has made wines for over a hundred and fifty years, changing their style and vinification in many ways. Sandalford is also Western Australia's first winemaking operation to utilise an artificial wetland concept for the treatment of all the winery's liquid wastes. Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of the night, destemmed, crushed and chilled to 10C en route to the tank press. The free run and pressings are immediately processed, inoculated by a number of select strains of yeast and treated to a long, slow vinification. Upon completion, batches are held sur lies for three months prior to the assemblage, stabilisation and filtration. Alcohol 11.9%
Pale straw hues. A fine nose of classic peachy and white stone fruit aromas. A lovely medium bodied wine with barley ripe flavours ensuring a hint of herbaceousness and good acid which have been the hallmarks of this wine for years. A persistence of lemon citrus, good depth of fruit and a zippy freshness, the finish is crisp, dry and beautifully balanced. Element is a wine to drink now, serve cool alongside any cuisine.