2020 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The 2020 fruit, harvested in three parcels on 12th, 13th and 14th February 2020, was chilled overnight and then fermented in 25% new and 75% one year old French oak barriques. The chardonnay barrels were lees stirred weekly for 5 months and matured in barrel for a total of eight months before being bottled in October 2020.
This wine has bright aromas of citrus and white peach with a subtle flint character. The palate displays a modern styled chardonnay of citrus zest and stone fruit with the use of new oak providing subtle spice characters. The wine is bright and mouth filling with a tight backbone and a long lingering finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
4 stars, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Mar 2020
94 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Apr 2020
93 points, Steven Creber, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jun 2019
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Feb 2019
91+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, May 2019
96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Mar 2019
17.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Oct 2018
90 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013