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PRE-RELEASE: 2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Porongurup Fumé Blanc

PRE-RELEASE: 2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Porongurup Fumé Blanc
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

This wine is a sophisticated expression of sauvignon blanc made in the traditional Bordeaux style of the Pessac-Léognan / Graves sub-regions. The fruit is from the Misery Hill vineyard in Porongurup. The fruit was picked in late March 2022, it was crushed, settled and inoculated with an indigenous yeast strain in tank to ensure the fruit purity was maintained. Approximately 25% was transferred to new Bordeaux oak barriques with the remaining wine completing fermentation in a stainless steel tank on lees for three months. This balances the fruit purity with the trademark spice, texture and softness of a barrel fermented sauvignon blanc.

Fumé Blanc was a name first used in the late nineteen sixties in Napa Valley, California, by vintner Robert Mondavi to denote a style of sauvignon blanc which had received oak treatment. The name is now widely used for oaked sauvignon blanc dominant wines.

THE WINE

The wine has complex aromas that hint at spice, passionfruit and subtle grassiness. The mouth feel is elegant and textural due to the partial oak treatment which softens the palate and adds a refined complexity. This wine shows its best with food and is well suited to complement oven-roasted chicken and vegetable style dishes.

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PREVIOUS RELEASES

2020 Vintage
2019 Vintage
2018 Vintage

CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2020 Vintage

93 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review, Mar 2021
4.5 Stars, Best Wines of 2020, Winestate Magazine 2021
93 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review, Dec 2020
4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine, Dec 2020

2019 Vintage

95 points, Value Rosette, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
93 points, Top Rank, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Dec 2019
"Opulent", Drinkeasy Competition, Dec 2019
91 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Nov 2019
4 stars, Lester Jesberg, Winewise, Oct 2019
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Sep 2019

2018 Vintage

96 points, Equal Top Scoring Sauvignon Blanc, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jun 2019
91 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
93 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, May 2019
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018

2016 Vintage

93 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Dec 2018
18 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Jun 2018
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jan 2018
93 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Dec 2017
94 points, Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017

2015 Vintage

94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
94 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, April 2016
93 points, Angus Hughson, Wine Genius, June 2016
'Great drinking', QWine, March 2016
'Balanced with gentle richness', Jason Miller, Que Syrah, May 2016
'Most pleasant', John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph, April 2016

2014 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2015
95 points, Ray Jordan, The Weekend West
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2014
18.2 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly

2013 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2014
94 points, Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, Jun 2014
94 points, Ray Jordan, The WA Wine Guide, 2015
Highly Recommended, Clive Hartly, Australian Wine Guide, May 2014

2012 Vintage

94 points, Ray Jordan, The WA Wine Guide, Oct 2013
93 points, Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, Jun 2013
18.2 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2013
Highly Recommended, Clive Hartly, Australian Wine Guide, May 2014
Gold, 2012 Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Awards
Gold, 2013 Timber Towns Wine Show

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Fume Blanc
Appellation
Porongurup
Acid
6.7
pH
3.31
Aging
Up to 8 years
Alcohol %
12.3

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