The Architect Chardonnay, Orange 2015 Philip Shaw

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The Architect Chardonnay, Orange 2015 Philip Shaw
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This lightly oaked Chardonnay is sourced from some of the younger vines (still over twenty years old) on Philip Shaw's Orange vineyard and defies all Chardonnay-phobes with its fresh, elegant character, notes of grilled peaches, pineapple and coconut carried through on the palate with a creamy texture and crisp, mineral acidity. A stunning wine.

Buy this if...you can't resist a crisp Chardonnay.

Classy cool-climate Chardonnay with a nod to its Burgundian cousins.
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Percentage Alcohol

12.2

Region

Orange

Grape

Chardonnay

Country

Australia

Style

Dry

Vintage

2015

Food Match

Chicken, Shellfish

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  • Meet The Producer

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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.

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 beginning 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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Scallops with Shallots and White Wine

This delicate, textured dish needs just a twist of citrussy freshness to contrast with the sweet scallop meat. Mineral, creamy Chardonnay works wonders.

Crab Cakes

The delicate crab meat calls for a smooth, fruity, floral white which doesn't overpower the meat - try textured Chardonnay or Mediterranean whites.

Paneer and Vegetable skewers

Swap the usual halloumi for paneer in these simple kebabs and try a rich Rhone white or soft, fruity New World Chardonnay to complement the mix of flavours.


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