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2019 Shadowfax Minnow Roussanne

Geelong, VIC

Round, full-bodied Roussanne with 95 points from James Halliday.

HALLIDAY TOP 100
HIGH SCORE

$24.00

About
Young roussanne is usually boring, but this is the opposite...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Roussanne can be a difficult variety to get right on its own.

The variety is often used as a blending component,  however the best Roussannes are full of weight, ripe fruit and great power.

Here the Shadowfax team has pulled one out of the bag. This is Roussanne allowed some time on skins, sent to barrel and left to develop texture and weight from time on lees. 

If you're looking to see this variety strut its stuff solo, this is a great value place to start.

About Shadowfax

Alister Timms is the man directing the winemaking show at Shadowfax wines in Werribee, VIC.

He combines excellent estate grown fruit from their Werribee and Macedon Ranges vineyards with some fruit from good growers in regions such as the Barossa Valley and Geelong to create an eclectic array of high-class wines.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is their main focus, but the quality from the rarely seen Mondeuse to Barossa Shiraz is uniformly excellent.

The Shadowfax vineyard
The Shadowfax vineyard
Werribee, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Viticulture: This Roussanne was carefully grown at our winery vineyard in Werribee. A mild spring set full crops. The summer was long a dry with no disease pressure. Grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning at optimum flavour ripeness.

Blend : Roussanne (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alister Timms
Winemaker Alister Timms
Werribee, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the estate vineyard at Werribee. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, cool-fermented in French hogsheads in the underground cellar. Young roussanne is usually boring, but this is the opposite, with a plethora of aromas and flavours in Southern Rhone style, honeycomb, fig, marzipan and pear will do for a start, neatly corralled by just-in-time acidity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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