Going through my notebook of tastings (hence the title of my pages), I found an entire page I missed publishing. Apologies to the team at Singlefile!
Singlefile, Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Denmark, 2015
Fruit sourced from their Hamilton Road Vineyard. Pale gold, almost glowing with a green tinge. Passionfruit, guave tropicals, expected lemon/lime splice and spice. Refreshing upfront sweetness continues through the palate before polar tart/sour citrus bites hard. Finishes with lemon drop boiled lollies and a tang of saltiness. Plenty of oomph and flavour. Very good,
Singlefile, Pinot Gris, Pemberton, 2015
Single vineyard: This time the Stoney Crossing vineyard. Tis a fair whack of hard earned folding for Pinot Gris. You’d want to be sure of the quality. Fortunately, this is a serious example. Poached pear, candle wax and rock melon rind. Full (but not fat). Ripe brown pears, grapefruit and marzipan. Seems to have splinters in its arse: more than a grigio, but certainly less weighty than many gris. An each way bet, but the integrity and class of the winemaking show through.
Singlefile, Fumé Blanc, Pemberton, 2015
Also made with fruit from the Stoney Crossing vineyard. The winemaking a nod to the dry white style of Bordeaux. Lots going on here: Baked passionfruit tart/pavlova shell, jersey caramel/nutty sweetness oak. Jasmine flowers, juniper, honeycomb, grilled pineapple. Textural, yet slightly oily palate: rich toasty oak spice with bittersweet pineapple core, capsicum and melon rind. Acidity makes the finish quite hard with some sour elements. Too much wine making influence for the moment, will take some time to settle into the skin its been sewn.
Wine samples courtesy of Singlefile Wines