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Philip Shaw No 8

Philip Shaw No 8

Pioneers of unconventional tradition! Philip Shaw has been making wine for 56 years. Twice International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Winemaker of the Year. The wines are estate grown and made at Koomooloo Vineyard. Sitting in one of the coolest and highest growing regions in Australia, Orange. The vineyard is unique for Australia with over 10 passes by hand. All the grapes are hand sorted into the winery. Delivering wines of elegance, structure, power and the stamp of the dirt! Our land is farmed sustainably, creating an environment today better than yesterday. We guide our grapes thru to wine with as little intervention as possible! They know the journey.

Philip Shaw No 8 – Expressing the wild and feminine nature of pinot noir. Capturing delicacy and elegance along with depth and texture.
Winemaking Notes
• Hand harvested
• Hand sorted
• Fermented in open vats
• 40% whole bunch to develop interest and texture
• 30% new French barriques
• Malolactic in spring
• 10months maturation on fermentation solids

Winemakers Tasting Notes
The No8 is garnet red. It has an opulent bouquet with ripe cherry, berry fruits and undertone of charry oak.
A vibrant palate with dark cherry and plum fruits, soft juicy tannins and lingering savoury spice.

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.

For more information on the vineyard go to https://www.philipshaw.com.au/about-us/#winemaking

To see our full range of Philip Shaw wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/philip-shaw/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: New South WalesVintage: 2019Grape Details: Pinot NoirSKU: PILI08

£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. “

Orange

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.

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