Vintage 2018 has begun
February 27, 2018
Vintage is well under way here at the Fax.
With warm and dry conditions in Geelong, our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are in the winery and halfway to wine. The grapes are in pristine condition and bursting at the seams with flavour.
Be careful when pouring them in the glass down the track as the flavours will leap out and slap you in the face!
Today also marks the start of the Minnow Rose pick with the Pinot Noir from our Werribee vineyard being picked early this morning. The first of the Macedon fruit is being picked tomorrow with Pinot Noir for sparkling base being handpicked in the morning at a crisp 10.5% potential alcohol, with a lively 10.5 grams per little of natural acidity.
It will be a ripper, but patience is required as it won’t be released until 2021 and time in bottle will add complexity.
Anyway, the press is blowing down ready to be refilled so we better get back to it!
Cheers from Al & the Shadowfax team