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Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay

Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay

Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay

The No11 Chardonnay is pale straw in colour with a green hue. There are expressive white florals and stone fruits on the nose with bright citrus lift. The palate is powerful yet elegant with savoury layers of toasty oak and cashew nut that give the wine depth and complexity.

No11 Chardonnay is named in reference to the original block that the grapes used to make this wine came from, block 11. More recently blocks 6 and 12, have been dominate in this wine.

Grapes for this wine have been hand harvested with coarse settling at ambient temperatures overnight. Indigenous yeasts were used for fermentation within French oak barriques, of which 30% were new oak. The wine went through partial malolactic fermentation in spring and battonage occurred during maturation. The wine spent ten months on fermentation solids

They say it normally floods following a drought and in this case the old saying was proven correct. It was a wet winter and spring, and the start of summer was still full of hope. It was the earlier varieties such as Chardonnay that really stood out. It was a return to memories of the cooler vintages like 2012 where the wines are shy to begin with but hide a depth and elegance that will age for a considerable period of time. Not a great vintage for our bigger reds but classic for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

A cool climate region can be defined as an area with heat degree days of 1600 or less. Cool nights in the growing season, large diurnal variation, long cool autumns and distinct seasons are also key factors in defining a cool climate region. Orange is one of a handful of regions in Australia that fall into this category. Orange is unique among these regions due to the cool climate being the result
of continental conditions rather than latitude.

Koomooloo is volcanic in nature, something that the mountain continually reminds you of. There is a divide on the vineyard between
younger and older basalt soils. The majority of the vineyard is 12 million year old olivine basalt, overlaying deep limestone. 400 million year old Fairbridge basalt border the property adding to the complex character of the vineyard.

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Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay


Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: ChardonnayRegion: New South WalesVintage: 2019Grape Details: ChardonnaySKU: PHILI09

£29.00 a bottle

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Philip Shaw

“The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone.
In detail the Orange region and particularly Koomooloo Vineyard is perfect for the styles of wines Philip is keen to make.
Philip Shaw Wines are made only from the grapes grown on Koomooloo, a 47ha vineyard, most of which was planted in 1988/89. “


Australia’s first vines were planted in New South Wales on the Farm Cove foreshore. The first commercial wine was made there, and the first wine exported to England – by Gregory Blaxland in 1823. Given the size and climate diversity of NSW and its large population, it is surprising that the state does not play a bigger role in Australian wine. It is a state of great contrasts, from the huge, flat expanse of irrigated vineyards in the Riverina area near Griffith to the high uplands of Mudgee in the north. The Hunter Valley is the most recognised region within NSW, famous for its long-lived Semillons and unique styled Shiraz. Riverina is the largest wine-producing region. The more recent viticultural developments are within the regions along the Great Dividing Range: Mudgee, Orange, Cowra, Hilltops etc. There is much promise and interest in the wines now being produced within these regions.


Australia’s most widely planted white grape variety. The heavily oaked styles of the earlier nineties are now being replaced with styles emphasising the regional fruit and greater complexity. The cooler climate regions producing styles of great elegance and finesse.

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