2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The Southern Rhône region of Châteauneuf du Pape is a significant wine region of the world and Singlefile’s Clément V is our salute to the role this “Avignon Pope” played in establishing the viticulture and wine style of this region. This wine is a blend of the classic Châteauneuf du Pape varieties of grenache, syrah (Rhône clones 877 and 470 originally from Hermitage) and mataro (also known as mourvèdre).
All three of these varieties are grown in the Riversdale Vineyard, Frankland River. The 2022 fruit was picked on 13, 19 and 22 April 2022, with varietal batches kept separate throughout. The fruit was sorted and cold soaked separately in small fermenters for two days, before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration.
Approximately thirty percent of the wine was matured in new oak barriques, the balance going to two and three-year-old barriques for twelve months before the varietal blending, settling and preparation for bottling.
The 2022 vintage of the Clément V is mataro (54%), shiraz (41%) and grenache (5%). The wine has bright, perfumed aromatics of red berries, plum and spices with subtle savoury elements. The palate is plush, with a smoothly textured mouth feel, subtle savoury undertones and fine-grained chewy tannins. A medium bodied red wine that is suited to be enjoyed with food.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
94 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Sept 2023
95 points, Ray Jordan, WinePilot, May 2023
95 points, Ray Jordan, 2023 WA Wine Review, Dec 2022
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
4 stars, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Mar 2020
''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