Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012, Orange

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Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012, Orange
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Twice Winemaker of the Year at the IWC Philip Shaw produces seriously classy cool-climate wines from high altitude vineyards in Orange, New South Wales. The No 17 refers to the sum of the plot numbers (2,3,5 and 7) used in this wine. Blending 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, it's vibrant and classy, full of ripe berry fruit and with delicate new oak influence adding a structured spicy finish.

Buy this if...you want to try a high altitude Australian red



Classy Bordeaux blend. Award-winning winemaker. High altitude vineyard. The ingredients for success...
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Orange

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2012

Food Match

ArrayGame Meats, Lamb

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The Producer

Searching for the ideal site to plant a vineyard proved to be a 20 year journey for winemaker Philip Shaw but the final choice came by accident as he flew over the rolling hills of Orange in New South Wales in 1988. Further investigation revealed a wonderful balance of sunshine, soil, differing aspects and of course the high altitude at 900m above sea level that contributes to the unique freshness and concentration in the wines. The 47 hectares of vineyard are on the slopes of the now extinct volcano Mt Canobolas, making it one of the highest vineyards in Australia. Philip Shaw was recently named a Five Star winery in the James Halliday Wine Guide 2018.
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The Winemaker

Two-time winner of the International Wine Challenge Winemaker of the Year Award, this is Philip Shaw's solo venture after decades of premium winemaking in Australia. Tellingly, he waited nearly 20 years for the vineyard to reach full maturity before attempting to produce wines to sell and believes that the final wine is a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaking - not refining it, but getting it right first time.

The Region

Located approximately 260km west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Ranges, the Orange vineyards begin at around 600m above sea level, rising to 1,100m. The high altitude of the Koomooloo vineyard offers cool ripening conditions and high levels of ultra-violet light which greatly assist in flavour and colour development of the berries and a long cool ripening season with low rainfall.
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