Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Pinot Gris 2019

Victoria
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£21.95 per bottle
Only 4 in stock

96+ - 97 Points – Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from their Little Hampton vineyard which rests at 750 metres above sea level. The bouquet is a profusion of spices melded with poached pear, cardamon, cinnamon and lemon zest. Floral too and incredibly fine (signing of higher altitude purity). The palate is super refined, unrushed and unforced – wonderfully natural. The fruit sits towards citrus with a little baked apricot in the background. Flowers provide a lovely blanket, a new dimension – salinity finishing the flavour profile off perfectly. Very elegant indeed. Surprising density given its age. An exceptional Pinot Gris – very classical and would comfortably lie in one’s cellar for a decade or more. Drink now to 2035. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Sampled without decanting. Super aromatic with honeysuckle, peaches, honeyed pears and sweet citrus. Toasted almonds underline its complex perfume. The palate mirrors the aromatics beautifully with additions of ripe figs and sweet spices. The balance of ripe and refreshing components is spot on. What a wonderful varietal expression, one which is not under or overdone, but just perfectly harmonious. Thanks to its superb balance, it will convince those who had a mixed experience with Pinot Gris before. It will put big smiles on fans of the grape. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware, which brings out more savoury complexities I find."

Taste & Aroma

96+ - 97 Points – Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from their Little Hampton vineyard which rests at 750 metres above sea level. The bouquet is a profusion of spices melded with poached pear, cardamon, cinnamon and lemon zest. Floral too and incredibly fine (signing of higher altitude purity). The palate is super refined, unrushed and unforced – wonderfully natural. The fruit sits towards citrus with a little baked apricot in the background. Flowers provide a lovely blanket, a new dimension – salinity finishing the flavour profile off perfectly. Very elegant indeed. Surprising density given its age. An exceptional Pinot Gris – very classical and would comfortably lie in one’s cellar for a decade or more. Drink now to 2035. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Sampled without decanting. Super aromatic with honeysuckle, peaches, honeyed pears and sweet citrus. Toasted almonds underline its complex perfume. The palate mirrors the aromatics beautifully with additions of ripe figs and sweet spices. The balance of ripe and refreshing components is spot on. What a wonderful varietal expression, one which is not under or overdone, but just perfectly harmonious. Thanks to its superb balance, it will convince those who had a mixed experience with Pinot Gris before. It will put big smiles on fans of the grape. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware, which brings out more savoury complexities I find."

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive October 2021.

The Zalto Universal glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good 'all-rounder', designed for all types of wine but in our opinion may not maximize the potential of certain wines quite as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Shadowfax Wines

Producer

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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.

Q&A with winemaker Alister Timms - Read more

Region

Buy wines from Victoria, Australia

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 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, Grey Sands, and Ghost Rock.

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