2022 Singlefile Great Southern Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
The colour is light, bright and glistening. The wine displays powerful aromatics of gooseberries and tropical fruit with some subtle minerality. The palate shows a nice approachable mouth feel with a gooseberry and citrus flavour profile. The flavours linger and the wine has a refreshing, dry, long finish.
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The 2022 growing season delivered ideal conditions for growing cool climate semillon and sauvignon blanc in the Great Southern region. There was good rainfall over winter. Spring was reasonably dry and summer held slightly cooler temperatures which allowed for flavours to develop while retaining natural acidity. The fruit, from selected sauvignon blanc and semillon vineyards in the Great Southern region, was picked to produce a fresh and aromatic blend that showcases the best varietal characteristics of this classic Western Australian blend.
Both the semillon and the sauvignon blanc were picked before dawn on 22nd March 2022. Both of the varieties were gently de-stemmed and crushed. A light pressing followed with the free run juice separated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The parcels of semillon and sauvignon blanc were kept separate throughout. The fermentation was carried out at 15°C for 15 days. On 16th April the wines were racked off their lees and blending trials were carried out to produce what we considered to be the best possible semillon and sauvignon blanc blend. With the goal of producing a dry, fresh styled wine with good structure and a nice length of flavour, the final blend was 51% semillon and 49% sauvignon blanc.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
97 points, Winestate Magazine, Semillon & Blends Tasting, Nov/Dec 2022
96 points, Winestate Magazine, New Release Wine Awards, Sept/Oct 2021
4 Stars, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Apr 2021
91 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
91 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
90 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, May 2019
91 points, Jeremy Oliver, Mar 2019
17.25 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Jan 2019
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, Qwine, Sep 2018
92 points, Ned Goodwin, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
'Awesomely Refreshing', John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph, Jun 18
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Mar 2018
90 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, May 2018
Top 100 Wines of 2018, Rob Geddes, 2018
92 points, Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion, Feb 2017
92 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Nov 2016
18.2 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2016
Very Good, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2016