2016 Singlefile Great Southern Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
From selected sauvignon blanc and semillon vineyards in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Picked in early March 2016 to produce a fresh, dry, aromatic blend that showcases the varietal characteristics of this classic Western Australian blend. The semillon was picked before dawn on 1st March 2016, the sauvignon blanc a few days earlier on 25th February. Both varieties were gently de-stemmed and crushed immediately. Light pressing followed with the free run juice separated and fermented in tank. The parcels of semillon and sauvignon blanc were kept separate throughout. The fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 14 degrees for 14 days. At completion, the wines were racked off their lees. Thereafter blending trials were carried out to produce what we considered to be the best possible semillon and sauvignon blanc blend. Our goal is to produce a dry, fresh and aromatic styled wine with structure and length of flavour. The final blend was 60% semillon and 40% sauvignon blanc.
The colour is light, bright and glistening. The wine displays aromatics of gooseberries and tropical fruit. The palate shows a textural mouth feel which lingers to a refreshing dry finish and a subtle flinty minerality.
REVIEWS OF NOTE
18.2 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2016
92 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Nov 2016
92 points, Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion, Feb 2017
'Very good', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2016
17.5 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2016