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Wire Walker Pinot Noir

Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw

 The Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw – part of the character series of wines from this well known producer in the high altitude cool climate area of Orange

Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region, but it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate. Wire Walker displays a seductive light bright crimson colour, combined with the aroma having a great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of complex layering. This wine has great personality with varietal fruit presence and savoury texture.

Award-winning winemaker Philip Shaw produces this delicious Pinot Noir from high altitude vineyards in Orange, New South Wales. You’ll find a richly aromatic style, full of ripe summer pudding fruit laced with powdery tannins, savoury and more exotic spice.

 The Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw – Buy this if…you want light body, full on flavour.

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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.

The vineyard at 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.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Pinot NoirRegion: New South Wales, OrangeVintage: 2019SKU: PHILI06

£18.49 a bottle

6 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. “


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.

Pinot Noir

“The famous grape of Burgundy. The classic style is medium colour, with fragrant berry, violet and gamey-earthy aromas, and soft, full sweet berry flavours, with velvety tannins.
This variety is most suited to a long cool growing season that are found in southern Victoria (noteable Yarra Valley), Adelaide Hills of South Australia, and southern regions of Western Australia.”

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