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2023 Singlefile Single Vineyard Mount Barker Pinot Noir

2023 Singlefile Single Vineyard Mount Barker Pinot Noir
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The pinot noir grape variety is very well suited to the cool climate terroir of the Mount Barker sub-region of the Great Southern. This parcel of fruit is from the established Moore River Vineyard, which typically presents strong varietal characters and 2023 did not disappoint.

The 2023 season delivered a wet winter and spring was reasonably dry. Even temperature days and cold nights during the growing season helped the fruit to develop full flavours while retaining natural acidity which forms the backbone of this wine.

The fruit was harvested on 11th April 2023. It was picked, gently de-stemmed and then cold soaked for two full days. A parcel was barrel fermented and underwent natural fermentation in new French oak, the remainder went to small open fermenters and later to new and seasoned oak. The wine spent approximately seven months in French oak 225L barriques, 30% new. It was then prepared for bottling.


A medium body styled pinot noir with lifted aromas of red cherries and spices as well as subtle forest floor aromas which will develop further with time in bottle. These characters follow through on the palate. The wine has a medium palate weight and a gently textured mouth feel with soft and subtle tannins supported with the natural acidity. The Burgundian oak presents nicely in the background. The wine finishes with good length of flavour and a long finish. It is well suited to complement game or light red meat dishes, and it will reward cellaring.


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2023 Vintage

94 points, Barry Weinman, May 2024
93 points, Wine Showcase, March 2024
93 points, Paul Edwards, March 2024

2022 Vintage

95 points, Ray Jordan, 2024 WA Wine Review
94 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, July 2023

2021 Vintage

94 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, December 2021

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Mount Barker
Alcohol %

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Tom Houston
(29/02/2024 at 3:55 PM)
The Single Vineyard Singlefile Pinot Noir has always been a beautiful wine which was why I was very pleased to see it was sitting in my tasting panel box.

It has a balanced acidity for coming from a cooler region with beautiful fruit characters of cherry, cranberry and raspberry with very well incorporated use of both old and new oak. Typically drinking a current vintage of a wine that has a 30% portion of new oak needs some time to have all of its components mellow out together. However, this Pinot Noir has always been beautiful to drink upon release.

Due to being a very balanced, smooth and easy drinking red that you could have all year round, especially if you briefly chill it in your fridge, it is a stunning wine to bring to any social gathering. It also would please a more critical audience as well due to how well the wine has been crafted.

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