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Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay

Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay

Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay- Bright and subtle varietal fruit aromas. On the palate it is light fine texture, with excellent complexities and long acid finish.

Philip Shaw Wines are all estate grown and sourced from their 47 hectare Koomooloo vineyard site in Orange. Shaw is a highly experienced winemaker who has drawn upon his years of industry experience to refine his wines, seeking supple textures, elegance and what he calls ‘a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaking’. The site was established in 1988, and Shaw, the former chief winemaker for Rosemount Estate and then Southcorp Wines, has pursued his family dream. Philip Shaw Wines Location Philip Shaw Wines vineyard is located in Orange in New South Wales, and is planted at a very high 900 metres above sea level, in one of Australia’s coolest wine growing sites. Soil is red loam over limestone, and the site was carefully selected by highly regarded wine maker and industry legend, Philip Shaw, himself.

Philip Shaw selected specific varieties that he thought most suited the Orange region – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz make up the core of the production. Wines are very much created with ‘European styling’, showing restraint, complexity and finesse. Philip Shaw Brands The range is separated into ‘the Number Series’, indicating premium wines, numbered for their significance, and ‘the Character Series’ the more accessible layer in the Philip Shaw wine range. Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay is one of these great wines

 Hand pruning, leaf plucking, shoot thinning and crop thinning are all indications of the meticulous, hands-on approach to wine making, which in turn is reflected in the considered, detailed actions in the winery. 

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Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: New South WalesVintage: 2021Grape Details: ChardonnaySKU: PHILI05

£17.49 a bottle

4 in stock


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.

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