Great Southern Collection
Singlefile’s Great Southern collection is based on crafting superlative wines from the best regional parcels from our region.
The colour is light with a green tinge, the aromatics display apple blossom and citrus tones. The palate shows a softly textured, crisp style with subtle mineral undertones and a tight acidic finish which is a feature of the Bates Rock vineyard. It is anticipated in time this wine will develop a stone-line minerality and poached citrus richness whilst retaining its linear acidity.
This frisky little number is made with fruit from the Hamilton Road Vineyard in the cool-climate sub-region of Denmark. It may be light in colour but its brightness glows like a light bulb. Then comes its lifted grassy aromas with tropical guava and lychee, and a textural palate that lingers to a refreshingly dry finish. It makes for a lovely palate-cleansing apéritif or served with fresh prawns and a just-picked garden salad.
This Great Southern Chardonnay is modern and considered with a judicious application of smoky oak simmering gently under bright aromas and mouth-filling flavours. There is an intense perfume of grapefruit and white peach with a subtle flint character. The palate is a concentration of stone fruit and citrus, with creamy textures that pair wonderfully with rich poultry dishes.
The Great Southern’s cool Frankland River is a natural home for Cabernet, and its good (red) friends. Cabernet (78%), Merlot (21%) and Malbec (1%) shine in this 2014 Singlefile blend. Its bright and lifted aromas jump from the glass, wafting with blackcurrant, bay leaf and gentle oak tones. Take a sip and flavours of juicy red fruit, balanced acidity and gentle fine-grained tannins lead to a long finish. Team it with a lamb roast slathered with garlic and herbs, or store it in the cellar (8-10 years) until you can bear to wait no longer.
The Southern Rhône is one of the giants on the global wine scene. Singlefile’s Clément V is our salute to the role this “Avignon Pope” played in establishing the viticulture of this iconic region. Crafted with fruit from the Riversdale Vineyard in Frankland River, this wine is a blend of the classic Rhône varieties of Shiraz, Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre) and Grenache. It comes alive with gorgeous aromatics, a plush palate, smooth mouthfeel and chewy tannins. Its perfect match is slow-cooked lamb shanks with steamed vegies and creamy mashed potato.
Frankland River is a premier wine growing sub-region of the Great Southern and is recognised for its riesling, cabernet and shiraz. This botrytised riesling fruit is from the Riversdale vineyard and was picked in mid May 2014. The wine was picked and gently de-stemmed and had skin contact for a day. It was then pressed and settled, allowing a wild yeast fermentation to start, the fermentation ceased at 130 grams per litre. The wine was bottled in October 2014.
The wine displays aromas of apricot, mandarin and subtle savoury complexities. It is medium bodied, with a richness and textured mouthfeel yet with a delicacy at the same time. It has complexity and length of flavour with a good acidity to finish.