2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Grenache
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The Frankland River sub-region of the Great Southern is a premier red wine growing area of Western Australia. The plantings of grenache vines in the region are sparse but the quality is exceptional. The fruit for this wine is from the Riversdale Vineyard which, due to its north facing orientation, delivers exceptionally high-quality fruit.
After picking and sorting, fermentation took place in small open fermenters, and maceration was gentle, lasting twelve days with minimal intervention. The wine was then aged in low toast French oak barriques for ten months. It was then aged in bottle prior to release. The wine was bottled in March 2023.
This grenache asks for your attention by drawing you to its pretty perfumes and red berry, cranberry-like, aromatics. It also shows subtle secondary aromas of spices, and earthy and herbal undertones.
The palate is medium bodied with a subtle grip of tannins, as you expect from grenache, apparent at the outset. The wine has a nice voluptuous mouth feel, with complex savoury flavours and those fine tannins present again in the long dry finish. It is a wine to be best enjoyed with good food.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
95 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Sept 2023
94 points, Runner-up Best Grenache of 2023, Ray Jordan's 2023 WA Wine Review, Dec 2022