Shadowfax Macedon 'Glenfern' Chardonnay 2015
Planted in 1986, the vines are planted on deep volcanic soils. They produce highly flavoured wines with great natural acids and wonderful structure. The spring was settled and an even flowering resulted. Shadowfax harvested a good crop of ripe and balanced Chardonnay. All fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed then naturally fermented in used French oak hogsheads. The wine remained in contact with lees for 10 months before bottling on 10th February, 2016. Pale straw, youthful green edges. A complex nose of citrus, white florals, pear, wheatmeal and a touch of complexing reduction. Pear, citrus and fig flavours follow on the palate. This is a very powerful wine, long and very intense. Acids frame the palate and add structure. The finish is long and harmonious, with some extract extending the flow. An excellent expression of Macedon with the tension, concentration and balance to allow graceful ageing over many years.
In a mixed or straight case: $29.44