Philip Shaw The Wire Walker Pinot Noir 2018 (12x 750ml), Orange NSW

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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RRP $27

$20.99 per Bottle
$251.88 per case


Nose: Great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of layers.

Palate:This wine has personality with varietal fruit present and a light savoury texture.

Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region, but it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate. Koomooloo Vineyard’s pinot noir was planted in 1990 and 1995, on a southerly aspect producing high altitude, elegant characteristics. The vineyard has a mixture of 5 clones. The shoots are bunch thinned resulting in a crop at harvest of five to six tonnes per hectare. To achieve the light, bright fruit style and savoury tannins, picking is carried out between 12-12.5 baumé.

NSW - Orange
New South Wales

Winery Tasting Notes

Our cool climate Pinot Noir shows vibrancy and earthy notes, whilst retaining the prettiness and feminine chracters that Pinot should exude. The Wire Walker is made entirely with older oak to allow the fresh red cherry characters to shine, whilst adding a little bit of the earthy spice on the back palate, this gives the wine character and complexity.

NSW - Orange
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
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The purchase of the Koomooloo property in 1989 marked the start of an adventure and a dream realised for Philip Shaw. Much study and planning had gone into finding this site, one that was ideal for making an elegant, bright, intense wines, with its high altitude, cool climate and aspects to the North, South and East. At nearly 900m altitude, Koomooloo is one of the higher planted vineyards in Australia. The vineyard’s soil is an interesting mix of topsoil wind blown from central Australia, reputed to be some of the oldest on the planet, and volcanic red sub soil set over deep limestone. Now 20 years on, Koomooloo has 47 hectares of vines planted, all vertically trained on a single cordon. The vines are hand-pruned, shoot thinned, bunch thinned prior to veriasion to achieve the desired low crops. Fruit is hand picked at relatively low sugar levels but exhibiting bright intense fruit characters with a clearly defined varietal character. Whole bunches travel down a sorting table with 4 people on either side removing green or damaged berries, only clean fruit remains. “A great wine is a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaker. Our wines have strong, bright elegant varietal fruit character aiming for subtle rather than ripe fruit character that ages extremely well.” Philip Shaw.

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