2018 Singlefile Great Southern Riesling
VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING
From selected parcels of fruit in the Great Southern, 2018 delivered excellent growing conditions, with winter and spring being reasonably dry and summer holding slightly cooler temperatures.
As the weeks, months and years pass, we believe 2018 will be heralded as one of the great, Great Southern vintages.
The parcels of free run juice underwent a long and slow cold fermentation in a stainless steel tank immediately after pressing to preserve the fruit character. Gentle lees stirring was carried out to add subtle texture. The wine was bottled in July 2018.
The colour is light with a green tinge, the aromatics display apple blossom and lime tones. The palate shows a softly textured, crisp style with subtle mineral undertones and a tight crisp finish. It is anticipated in time this wine will develop a stone-line minerality and poached citrus richness whilst retaining its linear acidity.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, May 2019
92 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Jan 2019
"Effortlessly Impressive", Windsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week, Dec 2018
18.25 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2018
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Nov 2018
96 points, James Halliday, Top 100, Nov 2018
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Sep 2018
93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
18 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2017
93 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Dec 2017
91 points, Campbell Mattinson, Fine Wine Club, Nov 2017
18.5 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2017
93 points, Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide, Nov 2015
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2015
98 points, Justin Knock, Decanter Magazine, Apr 2015
18.3 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Dec 2014
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Aug 2014
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Dec 2013
93 points, David Prestipino, Sunday Times Magazine, Nov 2013
92 points, Huon Hooke, Nov 2013
93 points, Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide, Oct 2013
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Mar 2014