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2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Mount Barker Riesling

2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Mount Barker Riesling
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The Blue Lake vineyard is an established dry grown vineyard. It is situated on the south-west plains of the Mount Barker sub-region. Blue Lake vineyard consistently provides excellent growing conditions.

The 2022 growing season delivered ideal conditions for growing premium riesling in the Great Southern region. There was good rainfall over winter. Spring was reasonably dry and summer held slightly cooler temperatures which allowed for the ideal lemon and lime riesling flavours to develop while, importantly, the fruit retained a beautiful natural acidity which forms the backbone of this wine.

The primary focus of the winemaking process was to preserve the delicate flavours and aromas of the vineyard’s fruit. The fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed on 23rd March 2022. The juice was cold settled and fermented at a temperature of 14°C. It was then left to rest until preparation for bottling in June 2022.

THE WINE

The colour is light and the aromatics display a combination of lemon and lime flavours. The palate is characterised by the powerful acidic drive of the wine. A dry riesling, the wine displays intense lime flavours with subtle minerality (which will develop further with age). The wine has a long finish with a lingering acidity.

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PREVIOUS RELEASES

2021 Vintage
2020 Vintage
2019 Vintage
2018 Vintage

CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2021 Vintage

96 points, Top in Category, Wines of the West, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2022

2020 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, The Australian Top 100, Nov 20

2019 Vintage

96 points, value rosette, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 20
4 stars, Best Wines of 2019, Winestate Magazine, Jan 2020
94 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Oct 2019
18.5 points, Barry Weinman, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2019
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, Sep 2019

2018 Vintage

93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
93+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, May 2019
16.0 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
95 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Jan 2019
18.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2018
90 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Nov 2018
96 points, James Halliday, Top 100, Nov 2018
94 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Sep 2018

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
92 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review Feb 2018
18 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2017
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2017
94 points, QWine, Oct 2017

2016 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Sep 2016
95 points, Huon Hooke, Dec 2016
18.8 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2016
18.7 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2016
'Has Presence', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2016
'Superb', Ralph Kyte-Powell, Canberra Times, Dec 2017

2015 Vintage

97 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Oct 2016
92 points, Campebell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jan 2016
Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2015
'Exciting', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2015

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Mount Barker
Acid
9.5
pH
2.94
Residual Sugar
0.1
Alcohol %
11.7

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Amy
(05/07/2019 at 1:42 PM)
Easily my all time favourite Riesling. Bright, crisp, perfectly dry. Couldn't recommend this drop enough.

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Russell Burder
(02/08/2020 at 10:32 AM)
The moment you open this little beauty you are hit with the aroma’s of lemon blossom and lime tantalisingly teasing you to drink up. Just a hint of yellow on the colour though very pale and crystal clear like a mountain stream. Lovely dry style with crisp green apple and lime flavours balanced in harmony with acidity and minerality. Purest expression of the grape and one of my favourite Rieslings in Australia! Oh and did I mention Riesling is a true chameleon in matching a wide range of foods (including some tricky ones). Had this little gem with a Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry - perfect paring just sorry we finished the bottle so soon!

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Ben
(30/09/2020 at 10:38 AM)
One of my favourites from Singlefile. This Riesling could not be faulted. When you poor the glass you will see some very soft colours with only a tinge of yellow. When you take that first sip, right from the start you get an incredible hit of citrus that isn't too much and perfectly balanced with some slight acidity and a long smooth finish. I'm looking forward to having some of these during the summer months.

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NEville Chaplin
(30/09/2020 at 10:15 PM)
Light in colour, this wine has a soft and quiet nose, with just a hint of apple. On the palate we find a bone dry, firm wine, with mineral and citrus characteristics complimented with persistent acidity. I would leave this wine in the cellar for five years to let it develop more complexity. We paired the wine with roast pork loin and a green apple relish, but unfortunately this didn’t work well.

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Piers Truter
(23/10/2020 at 9:53 PM)
Very pale in the glass. Lavender and jasmine in the bouquet. Mild lemon, orange peel, passion fruit and a green apple acid finish.

This is a dry wine and the acid finish makes it marvellous.

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Ben Ward
(10/12/2020 at 3:59 PM)
This wine featured light and refreshing acidity with apple and citrus flavours. Minerality and overall structure and balance provided a good length carry on the palate and a wine perfectly paired to charcuterie boards.

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John Sawka
(10/04/2021 at 4:14 PM)
No need for a long or complicated review of this wine when a simple explanation will do the job. If you only get to drink one Riesling from WA before you die then this is it.

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Paul Stevenson
(21/02/2022 at 8:20 PM)
The palest of colour with a youthful green tinge. This wine is super fresh and floral with some green apple and citrus. fantastic length and acid that makes this so delicious. Amazing with some fish n chips on a hot summer's night.

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