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2021 Shadowfax Minnow Roussanne

Werribee, VIC

A round, full-bodied Roussanne full of texture and life.

HIGH SCORE

$26.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
1 Review
About
Mmm, this is probably the finest Minnow Roussanne to date.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

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

This Roussanne was carefully grown at our winery vineyard in Werribee.

The fruit was gently whole bunch pressed and left to settle over night prior to racking. The juice was gravity fed into older French hogs head barrels in our underground cellar where wild fermentation took place. It was left on light lees to develop further complexity for 6 months prior to bottling.

Blend : Roussanne (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alister Timms
Winemaker Alister Timms
Werribee, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Real Review

"Waxy lemon and subtle herbal edges of thyme lead into a fleshy palate, with some pithy phenolics to finish. It's textural and ripe but cleverly contained with a fine structure. Another glass would be hard to resist." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

90Points
The Wine Front

"Squeaky, bright white wine, ginger and tonic water things happening here with lime juice in the mix. Good get up and go, nice tickle of acidity and freshness. Juicy to an extent, finishes shiny. Easy to like." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Mmm, this is probably the finest Minnow Roussanne to date. Heady aromas of ginger flower and honeysuckle, mandarin, white stone fruit and pear, all in perfect proportion. A drizzle of honey and ginger, plus some cinnamon with fluffy creamy lees filling out the finely tuned palate. The lemon acidity takes it to a long finish." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
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    Mitch D.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great drop!

    This wine was super refreshing with a good amount of texture! Perfect on a hot day at the park.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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