2021 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The 2021 season brought about a warm spring which resulted in an early start to ripening. Even temperature days and cold nights helped to retain the natural acidity in the fruit while full flavours developed.
The 2021 fruit, harvested in three parcels on 9th, 18th and 19th March 2021, 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 four months and matured in barrel for a total of six months before being bottled in late September 2021.
This wine has bright aromas of citrus and nectarine with a subtle mealy 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 long lingering finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, Dec 2021
Gold, 95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2021
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
This wine is always a hit, even with my friends who don’t normally drink Chardonnay! It’s well balanced — not overly dry or too oaky like some varieties. A beautiful drop, perfect on a balmy summer evening.