Here’s an outstanding Chardonnay for all my fellow Chardy lovers out there.
Singlefile Wines in WA’s Great Southern region (Denmark to be exact) have recently released their flagship white wine, the 2017 ‘The Vivienne’ Denmark Chardonnay. It’s named after Co-Founder, Vivienne Snowden and is made in extremely small quantities and only in exceptional years.
A big thanks to Toni for sending over this free gift. I feel incredibly spoilt and privileged to try such a wine.
The Vivienne is inspired by French Chablis and only 125 cases were produced in 2017. The grapes were whole bunch pressed into new and seasoned French barriques for fermentation followed by 9 months on lees before being bottled. The wine is then aged in bottle for 29 months before being released.
In the glass it’s the colour of exquisite yellow diamonds. Smooth French oak, vanilla bean ice cream, candied citrus and a hint of slightly smoked fruits come through on the nose. While in the mouth it has delicious refreshing acidity, a smooth and elegant texture and lovely notes of mandarins, nectarines and grapefruit.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
Read about my visit to Singlefile Wines in 2015 >>