2019 Shadowfax Mondeuse Noir

Shadowfax |Geelong |Mondeuse
Refreshing but serious light red made from the rare Mondeuse grape.

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Mondeuse is an alpine-fresh red variety that has its home in the Savoie region of France, and has only small plantings in Australia, Shadowfax being one of the them.

Like a tangy Pinot Noir with some savoury tannins. Bright, full of fresh raspberry flavours, a good acid twang and some smoky spice notes. The palate is velvety and lightly-framed, with those dry tannins arriving late. A great addition to our range of tasty, off-the-beaten track,lightish reds..

Grown extensively in the Savoie region, in the shadows of Mt Blanc in France, Shadowfax has one of the largest plantings of the grape in Australia. A great wine with rustic food, it has raspy tannins and fresh acidity that gives the wine length and drive.

Its natural large bunch sizes and high cropping levels are extensively thinned out to produce more concentration. The warm and dry growing season of 2019 was perfect for ripening this fickle variety.

94 Points - "Mondeuse. Mon Dieu! 100% whole bunch. Beautiful light-bodied red. Floral, spicy pleasant sweet greenery of whole bunch, raspberry and red cherry. It’s earthy and lightly chalky, wonderful spread of pumice tannin, precise crunch and succulence all at once. The finish is all charm, length, root beer, violet and other sexy things. Love this." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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