2020 Singlefile Great Southern Tempranillo
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This 2020 Tempranillo was picked in pristine conditions in mid-March 2020. The grapes were cold soaked in small fermenters for five days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. Thirty percent of the wine was matured in single use Bordeaux oak barriques. The balance went to two-year old (70%) Bordeaux barriques for seven months.
This medium bodied wine displays earthy, spicy, forest floor notes, with savoury hints and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a savouriness balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
Gold, 93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2021
Gold, 93 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, Jul 2020
93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
91 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Aug 2019
92 points, Ray Jordan, Top 100 Reds, The West Australian, Jul 2019
91 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jun 2019