Shadowfax Little Hampton Pinot Noir 2020

Victoria
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£35.95 per bottle
77 in stock

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The tempo changes and concentration is heightened as the 2020 Little Hampton deserves attention – it’s not a wine to guzzle without consideration. The bouquet develops at a glacial pace, it needs 1-2 hours in the decanter or pour into your glass and leave for the same time. Orange zest, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, dried mint, liquorice, juniper and earth escape from the glass. The palate provides freshness in abundance, the red fruits have a coolness about them. Sweetness comes by way of raspberry – tartness / acidity is delivered, albeit judiciously, by cranberry and pomegranate. Wonderfully crisp, even the tannins provide a fresh lift. I enjoy the sense of calmness – it’s one of those wines which insists on you slowing down and taking the time to appreciate its complexity. This is one for the cellar and I look forward to revisiting in 12-18 months’ time. Drink 2023 to 2030. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware.”

Winemaker: This single vineyard wine comes from the renowned Little Hampton vineyard in Trentham, which sits at an altitude of 740m. The aromatics are seductive and engaging while cherry sap and blueberry fruit fall immediately onto the palate. With a focussed and mineral core, this wine has drive, vibrancy and poise, and is a fine example of cool climate Pinot Noir.

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Zalto Denk-Art Burgundy Glass

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The Zalto Burgundy glass is recommended for all Pinot Noirs, designed almost specifically for Pinot’s delicate aromas. The aromas of Pinot Noir are often the most delicate, but when revealed can be the most enticing and pretty. The Zalto Burgundy glass is the widest of all the Zalto glasses providing the largest surface area for wine. This allows for rapid aeration, revealing all of the delicate spice, herb, floral, earth and berry aromas to be maximized. The narrower rim holding these aromas for an unparalleled experience of the elegant subtleties. The Zalto Burgundy is also very good for Nebbiolo, especially Barolo.

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"For team Shadowfax, Macedon Chardonnay is often their go-to wine. “It displays all the good things in ultra-cool climate Chardonnay; flavour, poise, acid structure and purity. A staple of the Shadowfax brand.” says Alister."

 

Shadowfax Wines are headed by winemaker Alister Timms, their small and innovative winemaking team ensure only the highest quality grapes make it into each and every bottle. Shadowfax’s wines have a strong focus on regionality. Although the winery is based in Werribee, Shadowfax have extensive vineyards in the Macedon Ranges located an hour north west of Melbourne and growing ultra-cool climate Gewurztaminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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Despite being the second smallest state in Australia, Victoria is home to over 600 wineries, more than any other wine-producing state. However, Victoria does not produce the most wine, as rather than producing mass quantities of cheaper wine, its wineries tend to be smaller and more boutique in style. The cool climate here is produced by the coastal areas and this means that a wide range of wines can be made, from stunningly complex Chardonnay and delicate Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley, to savoury and rich Shiraz from Heathcote and iconic fortified wines from Rutherglen.

Victoria is fast becoming one of our favourite regions with many new producers joining us from here, including Shadowfax, Mulline, and Eastern Peake.

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