2017 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
From selected Chardonnay vineyards in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The 2017 fruit, picked in early 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
96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Mar 2019
17.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Oct 2018
90 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013