2023 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 of sauvignon blanc to shine through.
This 2023 sauvignon blanc was picked in pristine conditions in late-March 2023. The fruit was destemmed and pressed, the juice transferred directly into stainless steel tanks and temperature controlled to ensure a slow and gentle fermentation. A small portion was barrel fermented in French oak barrels for 2 months to add subtle texture to the palate. After fermentation, the wine was kept on its lees and gently stirred weekly until a delicate balance between primary fruit characters and texture was achieved.
The wine shows aromatics of crisp green apple, passionfruit and jasmine blossom. The palate displays a subtle richness while still retaining the freshness that one comes to expect from good sauvignon blanc. Stone fruit flavours are supported by refreshing Granny Smith apple and grapefruit notes, with a pleasant, zippy acidity. The finish is lingering and clean.
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