SHADOWFAX CHARDONNAY 2018

pts
Campbell Mattinson
  • Sustainable
SKU
SHCH201810 UCAU
$24.75 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$24.75 Per item
100% Chardonnay from the Midhill, Mt Macedon, Springhill, Little Hampton vineyards. Good spring rains set the season up in the Macedon Ranges. Soil moisture continued through to harvest even though there was no rain in January, February and March. The growing season was settled and full foliage had to be carefully managed, with crop thinning required. The dry summer allowed fruit to be harvested on phenolic and flavour ripeness alone, a rare treat in the Macedon Ranges. Hand harvested fruit was firmly whole bunch-pressed to impart some skin contact to release the full flavour profile and impart some phenolic texture. Natural ferment occurred in new (24%) and older French barrels. The wine was left on its ferment lees to add generosity. Every barrel was treated as is own entity, with some allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation to add further depth. After 11 months the wine was racked and filtered prior to bottling in February 2019.- Al Timms, Shadowfax
100% Chardonnay from the Midhill, Mt Macedon, Springhill, Little Hampton vineyards. Good spring rains set the season up in the Macedon Ranges. Soil moisture continued through to harvest even though there was no rain in January, February and March. The growing season was settled and full foliage had to be carefully managed, with crop thinning required. The dry summer allowed fruit to be harvested on phenolic and flavour ripeness alone, a rare treat in the Macedon Ranges. Hand harvested fruit was firmly whole bunch-pressed to impart some skin contact to release the full flavour profile and impart some phenolic texture. Natural ferment occurred in new (24%) and older French barrels. The wine was left on its ferment lees to add generosity. Every barrel was treated as is own entity, with some allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation to add further depth. After 11 months the wine was racked and filtered prior to bottling in February 2019.- Al Timms, Shadowfax

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

$34. Australia, I love you. Chardonnay is what we do best. Make hay. A bobbie dazzler of a wine. Excellent intensity and mouthfeel, good length, complex without getting all uppity about it. Straw-coloured, peach-driven, toasty, sparked with mineral. Celebratory chardonnay.