Philip Shaw Idiot Shiraz
$2099each
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WineryPhilip Shaw
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Orange
  New South Wales
Each $20.99
$251.00
Available by the dozen
Philip Shaw was twice International Wine and Spirit Competition's Winemaker of Year. Following a career as chief at Rosemount and Southcorp, Shaw struggled to determine the most favourable terroir in Australia until he accidentally caught sight of the undulating countryside whilst flying over Orange in New South Wales. Shiraz from Orange differs to Australia's warmer regional styles. Reminiscent of a Rhone Valley, Orange Shiraz displays distinct bright spice with a fine pepper character revealing the vineyard's cooler, elevated origins.
Vinified from parcels grown to the higher altitude Koomooloo Vineyard at Orange. Throughout the growing season, east facing sides of vine are lightly leaf plucked to allow air movement and morning sun exposure to bunches. The high elevation delivers ultraviolet intensity so leaves on the western side are left to shade fruit. Grapes are harvested in the morning, de-stemmed and passed over the sorting table to remove stalks and unwanted berries, transferred to a combination of closed and open fermenters for a higher level of fruit density while achieving a lighter, softer style. A course of wild indigenous yeast vinification is followed by a year's maturation on gross lees in a selection of well seasoned oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES
Medium to light red with youthful purple hues. The aroma is spicy, lifted and intense, an appealing liquorice character to the intense bouquet. Bright full fruit flavours in a medium bodied package, classic cool area Shiraz, spice integrated with red fruits, lovely soft tannins and finish. Perfect with tomato braises or meats, divine with lamb.
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  Each $20.99
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  Each $29.99
  $357.00
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  Each $22.99
  $275.00
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Regions Orange
  New South Wales
  Each $22.49
  $269.00
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Regions Orange
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  Each $34.99
  $417.00
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  Each $44.99
  $537.00
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  Each $21.99
  $263.00
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Regions Orange
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  Each $20.99
  Dozen $249.00
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More About Philip Shaw Winery
The adventure began when Philip Shaw purchased land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988
Shaw was focused on a property which would yield lovely elegant wines with good structure, bright fruit, terrific balance and length. A sophisticated style of wine which could be an Australian benchmark. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, extinct volcano Mt. Canobolas, Koomooloo rises to an altitude of 900 metres with red loam soils over limestone. But the dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo. Shaw spent years investigating and exploring many regions within Australia until by accident he noticed the undulating roll of the countryside when flying over the Orange region. After a few days of intense research into this highland area he returned the next week to find the region had a near perfect balance of elevation and sunshine. Philip Shaw»