Philip Shaw Wines is a cool-climate winery located in Orange in New South Wales. They have some very unique prevailing conditions on their vineyard site at Koomooloo. They champion their secret to making such high quality wines is respect for the earth, it's changing climate and the elements. They pair their understanding of Koomooloo with decades of experience, hard work, conviction and keep an open mind to creative thinking.
Philip Shaw's 'The Architect' helps define proportion, structure, character and style in a way that relates to people and place. They craft this wine as a response to the season. Each vintage is unique, an expression of its time and place.
Harvested in the cool of the night. Oxidative handling of juice. Coarse settling at ambient temperature. Indigenous yeast. 50% barrel ferment in older French oak. Battonage of lees to build mouthfeel and complexity. Partial natural malolactic fermentation. Maturation on lees
The Architect is pale straw yellow with a slight green tinge. The nose is complex and alluring with honeyed fruit, vibrant citrus and a touch of toast. It has a fresh palate with layers of stone fruit, savoury characteristics and creamy nuances. Bright citrus acidity gives the wine clarity and drive.
STEPHEN CREBER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
A fruit-driven style, in that the oak is used essentially as a means to enhance the texture rather than influence the flavour. Pleasant varietal characters on the bouquet and palate, on the lighter side, but fresh and pure with the soft acidity in sync.'