2016 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
Planted in 1989, the Singlefile vineyard in Denmark straddles the 35-degree latitude line and is 60 metres above sea level. The vineyard slopes north north-west in fertile well drained Karri loam soils with abundant micro fauna and flora. The 2016 fruit, harvested on 11th March 2016, was chilled overnight and then fermented in 30% new and 70% one year old French oak barriques for six months before it was bottled in November 2016.
This wine has bright aromas of citrus and white peach with a subtle flint character. The palate displays a modern styled chardonnay of citrus and stone fruit with judicious use of oak playing a subtle role in the background. The wine is bright and mouth filling with an acidic backbone and a long lingering finish.
REVIEWS OF NOTE
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013