2023 Singlefile Great Southern Rosé
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This is a more serious, dry, Provence styled rosé produced from the Mediterranean varietal 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 all important factors to producing premium rosé.
The grapes were picked on 19 April 2023. 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 three days before rough racking and the introduction of an indigenous yeast to initiate fermentation. Following a slow and 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 a refreshing style with a long flavour and subtle textural mouthfeel with cherry, clove and burnt orange elements and a persistent, textural and dry finish. A perfect drink for the Australian summer.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
95 points, Runner-up Best Rosé of 2023, Ray Jordan, 2023 WA Wine Review, Dec 2022
Gold Medal Winner, 2023 International Rosé Championship, Poland, May 2023
94 points, Rosé Tasting, National Liquor News, Dec 2022
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.