2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This wine is a blend of the classic Rhone varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataró (also known as Mourvèdre). The fruit was picked over a few days in early April, sorted and cold soaked in small fermenters for ten days, before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration, the varietal batches kept separate throughout. Thirty percent of the wine was matured in new oak barriques, the balance went to one and two-year-old barriques for ten months.
The Southern Rhône is one of the giants on the global wine scene. Singlefile’s Clément V is our salute to the role this “Avignon Pope” played in establishing the viticulture of this iconic region.
A medium bodied blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataró, this wine has bright, perfumed aromatics of red fruits and spice with a subtle savoury edge. The palate is plush, with a smoothly textured mouth feel with fine grained chewy tannins. Medium bodied and well suited to complement food.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 20
''Fuller-medium weight done well'', Drinkeasy Competition, Dec 2019
92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Sep 2019
92 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019
93 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, May 2019
96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2018
91 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Nov 2018
91 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sep 2018
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Aug 2018