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Pinot Noir The Wirewalker

Pinot Noir The Wirewalker

Ref: A115216

Light crimson red colourings. Aroma Great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of layers. This wine has personality with varietal fruit present and a light savoury texture.

The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo vineyard in 1988. Philip 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.

The Koomooloo vineyard is in close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, and rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone. With less than 1% of Australian vineyards above 600M, Koomooloo is one of the highest vineyards in Australia

Koomooloo is a hand kept vineyard with a routine of hand pruning, shoot thinning, leaf plucking, crop thinning, and hand picking.

In detail the Orange region and particularly Koomooloo Vineyard is perfect for the styles of wines Philip is keen to make; really understanding the uniqueness of the region. To respect and work a vineyard like Koomooloo to its full potential is sometimes daunting, however the future is too exciting to sleep through.

Philip has been making wine in Australia for more than four decades and he approaches each aspect of wine making with a healthy mix of innovation and unrelenting quality standards.

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. Fruit for The Wire Walker was hand picked and transferred to a conveyor belt for hand sorting. It was de-stemmed but not crushed; then transferred to open fermenters. Fermentation naturally evolved after three days. The cap was plunged once a day until fermentation was complete. The wine remained in open fermenters for about 18 days before being transferred into old French oak barrels (20% new), where it remained for 12 months.

 Contains Sulphites

Region Australia - South-East Australia

Grape Pinot Noir

Producer Philip Shaw

Vintage 2016

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Light Medium Bodied

Food Lamb/Beef/Pork/Cheese

Drink Drink Now

Price: 15.55


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