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Philip Shaw No 17

Philip Shaw No 17

A wet cool winter set the vines up for a good season with plenty of soil moisture. Spring was warm and dry with a hot spell coming in at Christmas time. January through February had higher temperatures putting the pressure on in the vineyard, to protect grapes from getting burnt or becoming overripe, with all varieties charging towards maturity. Rain in late February caused little detriment to an outstanding vintage. Milder days moving into autumn saw our Merlot ripen beautifully. It was simply superb conditions for Bordeaux varieties in 2013.
Wine making notes: Grapes were destemmed, sorted and crushed into small batches for ferment. Wines were fermented with wild yeast, gaining layered complexity. Extended time on skins post fermentation gave the wine greater depth and savoury characteristics. The wine was pressed, and racked to oak for maturation. It was then left to evolve in oak for 12 months before blending for bottling.
Wine makers tasting notes: The No17 Merlot Cabernet Franc is a beautifully composed wine balancing fruit and savouriness. The nose is dominated by dark berry fruits with undertones of dried herbs. The palate is dense yet refined showing beautiful berry fruits and earthy notes. Philip Shaw No 17 is persistent and finishes with supple fruit tannins.

For more information on the winery go to http://www.philipshaw.com.au/

Philip Shaw Wines are made only from the grapes grown on Koomooloo, a 47ha vineyard, most of which was planted in 1988/89. The Shaw family say  “We have waited a long time to make sure the vineyard has enough maturity before attempting to make wine from it.”

The Orange wine region is uniquely classified by both geographical and altitudinal boundaries. Located approximately 260km west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Ranges, the Orange Geographical Indication (GI) begins at 600 meters (1,968 ft) with vineyards planted as high as 1,100 meters (3,608 ft). Due to the high elevation, the climate of the Orange wine region is one of the coolest in Australia. The rainfall is winter-spring dominant. The three driest months are the ripening period of February, March and April. Orange is also noted for intense sunlight, which, coupled with the cool growing season, result in wines of bright fruit and distinct elegance.

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: BlendRegion: New South Wales, OrangeVintage: 2018Grape Details: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet SauvignonSKU: PHILI07

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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. “

Orange

Orange is a high altitude region positioned on the slopes of Mount Canobolas. Orange is a relative new comer to the wine industry with most properties being established from the 1980s onwards. The initial pioneers were the Doyles of Bloodwood and Philip Shaw of Rosemount Estate. This is a cool climate region, with variations due to altitudes. The main wine styles: White – Chardonnay; Red – Cabernet Sauvignon.

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