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2020 Shadowfax Straws Lane Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, VIC

A taught and complex example of Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir.

HIGH SCORE

$65.00

About

About The Wine

This complex and structured Pinot comes from a beautiful single vineyard in the Macedon Ranges, sitting 800m above sea level. The vines here are 30 years old, and they produce fruit with high natural acidity and an enticing fragrance.

The resulting wine comes out much the same - filled with a bouquet of cherries and other red fruits intertwined with lovely floral notes. Amongst all this brightness you'll also find structure from its lacy tannins, with a firming touch of spice and savouriness.

An exciting high altitude, cool climate Pinot here.

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

Hand harvested fruit was carefully sorted and destemmed with 100% whole berries into small open fermenters. Natural fermentation occurred with daily hand pump overs and limited plunging to extract fine tannins and flavour. After two weeks on skins the wine was pressed then racked into new (20%) and used French Hogs Heads, where it rested and grew. The wine was then blended and filtered prior to bottling

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alister Timms
Winemaker Alister Timms
Werribee, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Spice, sap, really lifted aromas of cherry, blue fruits, sarsaparilla, brambles and whole-bunch lift. Bright and crunchy on the palate, blueberry, red cherry, dried herbs, spice and plenty of crunchy, lively acidity. Firm and structured tannins provide mouth-feel, texture and savouriness. Long and layered." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

90Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"As with its Little Hampton sibling, this is tightly wound. Meaty, smoky reduction adds to the strawberries and pepper aroma. It’s a tad sinewy yet it has an appeal. Stony, with lots of brisk acidity driving this as tannins take a back seat. To show it at its best, think duck confit, but really it needs more time to settle." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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