- Tasting Notes
Variety Pinot Noir
Serving temperature 18/20 °C
Pairing Peking Duck pancakes, wild foraged mushroom risotto, blackened Cobia.
This generous Pinot Noir has breadth and expanse, yet shows poise from seams of grown ripe tannins. There are complexities galore with sandalwood and Campari spice interacting with dark plum fruits. The palate is long and persistent yet light on its feet, bringing you back for more. This is a powerful wine and a fine example of cool climate, high altitude Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir.
Colour Dark red with bright purple hues and brilliant clarity.
Aroma This elegant Macedon ranges Pinot Noir has brooding spice aromas including cardamom, star anise, sandalwood and citrus blossom. Maraschino cherries and wild berries give lift in the glass as do hints of tangerine. The wine has intrigue and flair in the glass, evolving through time.
Palate Blackberries and spice spill onto the palate.
Winemaking 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 (30%) and used French Hogs Heads, where it rested and grew. The wine was then blended and filtered prior to bottling in January 2020.
Ageing Potential Drink now through 2030.
Established in 1998, Shadowfax is a boutique winery located just 30 minutes from Melbourne in the heart of Werribee Park.
Dedicated to creating high quality and handcrafted wines, our renowned varieties include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Shiraz as well as a selection of highly limited, single-vineyard wines.