2022 Singlefile Great Southern Rosé
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This is a more serious, dry, Provence styled rosé produced from the Mediterranean varietal of sangiovese. We have found the Mediterranean varietals to be well suited to this style of rosé where balancing fruit flavour, savouriness, natural acidity and colour are key.
The grapes were picked on 12th April 2022. They were gently destemmed and crushed directly into the press with approximately two hours of skin contact occurring prior to a gentle press. The free run juice was handled oxidatively and remained on full solids for five days before rough racking and the introduction of an indigenous yeast to commence fermentation. Following a slow cool fermentation, the wine was rested on its lees in stainless steel tank for three months prior to preparation for bottling.
Pale salmon pink in colour, this is a contemporary Provence styled dry rosé. It has nuanced and delicate flavours of cranberry, orange skin and spices. It is long in flavour and mouthfeel with cherry, clove and burnt orange elements. It provides a persistent, textural and dry finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
95 points, Runner-up Best Rosé of 2023, Ray Jordan, 2023 WA Wine Review, Dec 2022
94 points, Rosé Tasting, National Liquor News, Dec 2022
92 points, Ray Jordan's Top 100 Whites, Sparklings & Rosés, The West Australian, Nov 2021
92 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2021
Silver medal, International Rosé Championships, May 2021
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.