West Australian terroir generates some of this country’s finest wines. And we’re not just talking about Margaret River. Take a closer look at the southern tip of the state, where Singlefile Wines makes its magic, and you’ll discover Australia’s largest wine region, Great Southern. In this quiet corner of the country, Singlefile diligently sources exceptional sites for the production of its premium wine. We constantly endeavour to source the finest grapes from the northern extremity of the region to the southern coast – call it our pursuit for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It may be elusive for some, but for us, this singular drive is our passion. And we believe this commitment is evident in the quality of Singlefile Wines.
We’ve had a fair measure of recognition over the past month, and despite a few of these wines selling out after the compliments came our way, new vintages of a few of these wines have since been released and if not, we’ve included a mechanism for you to record your interest so we can let you know when the new vintage lands. We’re thrilled (and humbled) to share these reviews with you.
Singlefile The Vivienne Chardonnay
Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine generates vibrant discussion and critical analysis on all things vinous. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… so we were extraordinarily pleased to discover Singlefile’s 2012 The Vivienne Chardonnay perched at the top of its Australian Chardonnay List (with 97 points) in the Feb/Mar 2015 issue. Delighted? Absolutely. To see our name in lights above the stalwarts of Australian Chardonnay, including Penfolds, Voyager Estate and Coldstream Hills, is an honour we won’t forget quickly.
How did the AGT panel describe The Vivienne? “Fresh butter and cream elements on the nose. A balanced and harmonious wine – seamless in fact.”
Unfortunately, the 2012 vintage of this small-batch wine has sold out, but Singlefile’s Denmark Chardonnay showcases fruit handpicked from the same vineyard as The Vivienne, so sample the taste of Denmark Chardonnay now (include link to purchase at new site) and register your interest for the next vintage of The Vivienne here.
Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay
The Winewise Championship represents a “best of the best” competition, where only gold medal winners are invited to compete and a truly broad sweep of small to large wineries come together to showcase their goods. So when Singlefile’s 2013 Family Reserve Chardonnay was awarded the trophy for Best Chardonnay in the 2015 Winewise Championship, punters on the east coast could hear our cries of delight from the west. The 2013 vintage has been highly awarded and is now sold out, but you can purchase the new 2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay.
Singlefile White Knights
The other white knights at Singlefile’s round table are the 2014 Pemberton Pinot Gris and 2014 Pemberton Fumé Blanc. West Australian wine critic Ray Jordan scored these aromatic beauties 95 points each, with fetching accompanying descriptions for these lightly oaked, elegant whites.
And Singlefile’s distinctive Riesling made from pristine fruit in the Porongurup sub-region of the Great Southern has garnered quite a following of late. James Halliday’s Wine Companion magazine rated the 2014 vintage highly, claiming it’s “a great Riesling with an even greater future/history shows the fruit will burst free of its bonds over the next 3-5 years, the wine then soaring like an eagle”. Decanter’s Justin Knock MW scored the 2014 vintage 98 points (out of a possible 100) in the Australian Dry Riesling tasting, writing, “I could have guzzled this right up”. And that’s exactly what’s happened. Sadly we’ve sold out but the next vintage is on its way – register your interest here and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
Singlefile Denmark Pinot Noir
We’re particularly proud of our Denmark Pinot Noir’s latest commendation in Huon Hooke’s The Wine Guide 2015. Published in conjunction with Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine, this tome catalogues tasting notes for Huon’s top 1500 wines released in the past year. Singlefile’s 2013 Denmark Pinot Noir features as the only Western Australian wine in the Best of the Best Pinot Noir list, scoring 94/100 points. The bad news is that since the review, the 2013 sold out in record time. The good news is that the 2014 Denmark Pinot Noir has been released and is now available for your enjoyment.