2011 Singlefile Blanc de Blancs
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The vines at Singlefile’s estate which produced the fruit for the 2011 vintage had just reached their full potential after the first three years of soil and canopy management renewal. The season was cool and wet to start and finished relatively dry which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily. Bunches were in perfect condition for hand picking. Analysis of the lower block Chardonnay began middle of February, keeping a close eye on the Baume, total acidity and pH. Over the coming week the fruit had ripened significantly, and when picked on 1st March, analysis was 11/11 (Baume and TA).
We only produced 97 cases of our Blanc de Blancs. A wine club exclusive, this wine will only be made in exceptional vintages.
Celebrating five years on lees and with a low dosage, this wine has layers of complexity with a soft, creamy texture, and enticing citrus, nougat and toasted brioche nuances. A wine of elegance and balance, underlined by refined acidity which lingers on an impressively persistent finish.
REVIEWS OF NOTE
93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018