Singlefile on superb list
THE WA wine industry is producing an extraordinary array of great value-for-money wines that continue to dominate the key national reviews and national show circuit.
In James Halliday’s annual, his results in WA’s favour mirror the results of the masked capital city show judging system.
In his latest (2015) top 100 results, our State comprised 32 of the 80 table wines listed, or 40 per cent from our tiny 4 per cent of Australia’s wine.
Denmark’s Singlefile is just another of WA’s boutique wineries that seem to release a neverending string of superb and reasonably priced wines that are amongst the nation’s very best and finest values.
In masked line-ups the wines show wonderfully in terms of both quality and value.
The winery and grape selection operations have been set up with the help of Larry Cherubino, utilising grapes from their own and other selected vineyard sites.
The 2011 Family Reserve Denmark chardonnay was the highest pointed gold medal wine at the 2012 James Halliday chardonnay challenge, Australia’s most comprehensive chardonnay tasting in any given year.
The 2012 Singlefile Vivienne was the equal highest pointed wine with the 2013 Vasse Felix Heytesbury at Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine’s annual comprehensive tasting of Australia’s greatest chardonnays.
The winery was also James Halliday’s 2014 Dark Horse Winery of the Year.
While Singlefile Winery produce wines from many varieties and regions, their strengths to date have been in chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.
But it was their semillon sauvignon blancs and rieslings that stole the show in our recent 2016 masked varietal line-ups.
Singlefile Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Great Southern 2016 is full, soft, rich, intense, fruity and vibrant with long, intensely flavoured, quality fruit.
It is marvellous value at 18.2 points, $25.
Singlefile Pearce’s Vineyard Mt Barker Riesling 2016 is ripe, full, round, dense, seamless and of great length with brilliant finish and aftertaste.
Greater volumes of fruit envelope and hide the crisp acid backbone presence, 18.8 points, $30.
The Great Southern’s star cellar door, Singlefile Wines.