Category Archives: Pemberton

Singlefile 2015 Fume Blanc: Wine Review

You probably wont see much written about Sauvignon Blanc on Que Syrah. Potentially out of wine-snobbery, but also out of wine boredom.  We see so many, with so little variation on the ‘cats pee on a gooseberry bush’ theme.  Not so with wines like Singlefile Fume Blanc.

The Singlefile Fume Blanc shows aromas of lovely fresh characters, not so much capsicum (as you see with so many Sauvignon Blancs) more fresh spring peas, green apple. Pleasant and subtle tropical pineapple, and mandarin citrus. All restrained by careful oak handling, also adding a little touch of warm spice. Singlefile FumeBlanc

On the palate the body of the Singlefile Fume Blancs shows a touch of fullness, and the acid is balanced with gentle richness. Ripe stonefruit and citrus, with some unripe pineapple.

This is a Sauvignon Blanc for grownups, and shows more restraint and complexity than your usual Kiwi offering. The Singlefile Fume Blanc can even handle richer dishes like roast chicken or roast pumpkin risotto.

Alcohol: 13.7%
Price: $30
Region: Pemberton, WA
Source: Provided by producer

Singlefile 2015 Pinot Gris: Wine Review

Pemberton in Western Australia is probably not as well known as it should be. While only a mere 400km from Perth, its a region which is essentially still emerging, despite the first initial vines being planted in 1977.

Singlefile Wines, based in Denmark, Western Australia, has been producing since 2007 from previously established vineyards. They source some fruit from the Pemberton region as well as a number of others in the area. Singlefile Pinot Gris

The 2015 Pinot Gris shows complex aromas of lemon curd, subtle spice, and musky fruit. On the palate its refreshing and fuller in style with a hint of richness. Lots of lovely acidity. Flavours of fresh pomelo citrus, and poached spiced pear. Packed full of texture and complexity. It could suit a richer seafood dish with a beurre blanc sauce.

Alcohol: 12.7%
Price: $30
Region: Pemberton, WA
Source: Provided by producer