2018 Singlefile Small Batch Barrel Ferment Fumé Blanc
SMALL BATCH PROJECT: #2
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The sauvignon blanc fruit is from the Stoney Crossing vineyard in Pemberton, planted in 1998. It has a north facing aspect and karri loam soils. The fruit was picked on the 6th March 2018. This wine is produced in the traditional style of the Pessac-Léognan in the Graves region of Bordeaux. We select fruit that goes to 100% new oak for five months which adds texture, complexity and subtle spice flavours. It was bottled in August 2018 and bottle aged for a further twelve months before release.
The wine has the typical Sauvignon Blanc varietal notes of grassiness and pea pod while also underlying spice and barrel ferment characters. The mouth feel is textural and rich and has a multitude of layers. This wine shows its best with food and is well suited to complement oven-roasted chicken and vegetable style dishes.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
4 stars, Winestate Magazine, Dec 2020
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
Top Sauvignon Blanc, Top 25 Wines, The West Autralian, WA Good Food Guide, Oct 2019
94 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019