2020 Singlefile Great Southern Rosé
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This is a more serious, dry, Provence style Rosé using the Italian varietal of Sangiovese. The grapes were picked on the 19th February 2020. They were destemmed and crushed directly into the press with approximately two hours of skin contact occurring prior to a gentle pressing. The free run juice was handled oxidatively and remained on full solids for five days before rough racking and inoculation with a champagne yeast strain. Following a slow cool fermentation, the wine was rested on its lees in stainless steel tank for five months prior to preparation for bottling.
Pale salmon pink in colour, this is a contemporary style of dry rosé; nuanced and delicate flavours of wild strawberries, sour cherries and spices. It is long in flavour and mouthfeel with delicate herbal elements. It provides a persistent, textural and dry finish. Best enjoyed chilled.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
90 points, The Real Review, Dec 2020
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, Mar 2020
4 stars, James Suckling, Mar 2020
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Dec 2019
93 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Nov 2019
93 points, Rod Properjohn, The Post, Jan 2020
Very easy to drink on a warm Perth afternoon.