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2014 Singlefile Single Vineyard Denmark Family Reserve Chardonnay 375ml

2014 Singlefile Single Vineyard Denmark Family Reserve Chardonnay 375ml
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Vineyard & Winemaking

Walking the Singlefile vineyard in the Denmark sub-region of the Great Southern we classify our chardonnay fruit and determine the ideal picking time to produce a cool-climate chardonnay with both power and finesse. Planted in 1989, the vineyard 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 vineyard is very slow ripening and tends to maintain its natural acidity while developing ripeness. The 2014 fruit, harvested by hand on 16th March, was chilled overnight, then whole bunch pressed and fermented in 40% new and 60% one year old French oak barriques from the Francois Freres, Dargaud and Jaegelle cooperages. The wine spent eight and a half months in oak with partial (~10% malolactic fermentation to develop mouth feel), with lees stirring occurring at weekly intervals during the first four months.  

The Wine

This wine has aromas of intense grapefruit and white peach with a mealy (lees worked) complexity. The palate experiences a concentration of citrus and stone fruit with cashew nuts and a creamy texture due to a partial malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity and a long lingering finish. A wine of both power and finesse, it is well suited to rich poultry or creamy shellfish dishes with sautéed vegetables. It will continue to develop in the bottle over the next ten years.

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Reviews of Note

2014

97 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, Aug 2015

5 stars, Winewise Bulletin, Lester Jesberg, May 2015

4.5 stars, Winestate Magazine, May 2015

94 points, HuonHooke.com, Huon Hooke, June 2015

18.6 points, Western Suburbs Weekly, John Jens, May 2015

18.5 points, Fine Wine Club, Barry Weinman, July 2015

2013

Trophy - Best Chardonnay, Winewise Bulletin, Lester Jesberg, Mar 2015

Gold, National Cool Climate Wine Show, Oct 2014

Gold, Sydney Royal Wine Show, Mar 2015

Gold, Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show, July 2014

Gold, Perth Royal Show, Aug 2014

Gold, Australian Small Winemakers Show, Oct 2014

Gold, Cowra Wine Show, Aug 2014

97 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, July 2015

5 stars, Winestate Magazine, Feb 2015

Outstanding, Australian Wine Guide, Clive Hartley, May 2014

94 points, The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson, Apr 2014

93 points, The West Australian Wine Guide, Ray Jordan, Nov 2014

2012

Blue Gold & Top 100 Wines of Show, Sydney International Wine Show, Dec 2013

95 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, July 2014

95 points, The West Australian Wine Guide, Ray Jordan, Oct 2013

Highly Recommended, Australian Wine Guide, Clive Hartley, May 2014

94 points, Huon Hooke Online, Huon Hooke, Nov 2013

93 points, The Wine Front, Gary Walsh, Sept 2013

4 stars, Winewise Bulletin, Lester Jesberg, Dec 2014

2011

Trophy - Best Wine of Region, James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge, Oct 2012

Gold, Sydney Royal Wine Show, Feb 2013

Gold, Australian Small Winemakers Show, Oct 2012

96 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, July 2013

Highly Recommended, Australian Wine Guide, Clive Hartley, Oct 2012

95 points, The West Australian Wine Guide, Ray Jordan, Nov 2012

94 points, The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson, Apr 2013

94 points, The Wine Front, Gary Walsh, Apr 2013

18.5 points, Western Suburbs Weekly, Erin Larkin, Apr 2013

2010

Trophy - Best WA White Wine, Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show, Oct 2011

Blue Gold & Top 100 Wines of Show, Sydney International Wine Show, Feb 2012

94 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, July 2012

94 points, The West Weekend Magazine, Ray Jordan, May 2012

4.5 stars, Winestate Magazine, May 2012

92 points, Sunday Times Magazine, David Prestipino, Feb 2012

2009

Gold, Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show, Oct 2010

94 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, July 2010

92 points, The West Australian Wine Guide, Ray Jordan, Oct 2010

Technical Specifications

Alc: 13.7%, pH: 3.24, TA: 6.5 g/L, rs: 0 g/L

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Denmark
Product Reviews
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Mitchell Barns
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(08/12/2016 at 5:27 PM)
An incredibly elegant and complex chardonnay! Lashes of white peach and grapefruit are intertwined with creamy butter and brioche notes from the fine French oak. The palate is decedent and persistent, finishing on a tightly wound mineral acidity that will see this wine develop through many years to come.

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