2017 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The 2017 fruit, harvested on 22nd March and 4th April 2017, was chilled overnight and then fermented in 33% new and 67% one year old French oak barriques. The barrels were lees stirred for 3 months and matured in barrel for a total of eight months before being bottled in January 2018.
This wine has bright aromas of citrus and white peach with a subtle flint character. The palate displays a modern styled chardonnay of citrus zest and stone fruit with the use of new oak providing a subtle smokiness. The wine is bright and mouth filling with a tight backbone and a long lingering finish.
REVIEWS OF NOTE
90 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013