2007 Sandpiper The Blend
The wine is mid red colour. It has a lifted blackberry fruit and
toasty oak nose. The palate is medium weight but full of flavour
with sweet berry and cherry fruit and some attractive spice and a
splash of vanilla oak, adding complexity. The tannins are soft and
smooth and contribute to the long length of the sweet fruit and
The grapes are crushed and destemmed into fermenters. Yeast is
added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are
pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour
extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-
25 degrees Celcius range which will allow the fruit to display
maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately
seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into predominately
French oak to mature.
12 Months Fench and American Oak.
2007 vintage was a mild growing season with very low crops resulting in wines with good colour and flavour that achieved optimum ripeness.