2021 Run Free by Singlefile Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The Great Southern growing season saw plenty of rainfall and mild weather which encouraged good ripening conditions. The cooler growing conditions allowed for strong varietal characteristics to shine through.
This 2021 Sauvignon Blanc was picked in pristine conditions in early March 2021. The fruit was destemmed and pressed, the juice transferred directly into stainless steel tanks and temperature controlled to ensure a slow fermentation process. Post-fermentation the wine was kept on lees and gently stirred weekly until a delicate balance between lees and fruit characters was achieved. A small portion was barrel fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 months.
The wine shows a lifted bouquet of pea pod and citrus with an underlay of passionfruit. The palate displays a nice richness while still retaining that Sauvignon Blanc freshness and flavour. The finish is clean and a nice dry finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
4.5 stars, New Releases, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2021
4.5 stars, Best Wines of 2020, New Releases, Winestate Magazine, Annual Edition 2021
92 points, value rosette, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
4.5 stars, Equal Top in Category, Winestate Magazine, Feb 2020
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
16.0 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
17.5 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Mar 2019
90 points, Ray Jordan, Western Suburbs Weekly, Jan 2019
18.25 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
95 points, James Halliday, Top 100, Nov 2018