- ABV 13
- Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass
96 Points - Stuart McCloskey “Geelong is a great place to nurture Pinot Gris. This is a very fine, cooling example that provides bags of texture, abundant flavour and a fabulous perfume (not necessarily in that order!). The bouquet unfurls at a gentle pace to pear, sweet spice, heady floral notes, a sweeping of vanilla, honeycomb (slightly burnt sugar, if you get my drift), nougat and peach syrup. The texture is a dreamboat of silk – a slick of oiliness which just adds to the textural pleasure. It’s refined, graceful and demonstrates how good Aussie Pinot Gris can be. The palate provides spiced orchard fruits, warming ginger along with a lick of salty minerals. The finish is wonderfully long, tactile, spicy and the acidity keeps the package alive. Delightful wine and tremendous value. Great aperitif and will please all lovers of Riesling, Chardonnay and those who love wines with gloss and sheen. Faultless, in my opinion. A ‘dry’ example – not sweet, despite my flavour profile. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware (Universal will be fine). Drink now to 2028.”
Shadowfax Geelong Pinot Gris 2020
Dedicated to creating high quality and handcrafted wines, their renowned varieties include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Shiraz as well as a selection of highly limited, single-vineyard wines. Chief Winemaker Alister Timms has a strong focus on regionality with the majority of fruit sourced and hand-harvested from vineyards in the Macedon Ranges and Werribee.
Alister Timms - Chief Winemaker: I have seen and been part of growing the oldest Shiraz vines in Heathcote Victoria. We sold these vineyards ten years ago now and took a deliberate step into the coldest mainland Australian grape growing region. Climate change forced our hand on this somewhat. The Macedon Ranges in the 1960s was originally planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Sparkling Wine production. Over the years, as the sites have warmed up, the Chardonnay and Pinot wines produced from here now are some of the most expressive in the country.
Production has been kept small so we can focus on the quality of each wine and not get distracted by corporate rubbish. The flexibility is still there, as we are always on the lookout for new vineyards coming up for lease in the Macedon Ranges, giving the opportunity to experiment with new wines.
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