Philip Shaw 'The Wire Walker' Pinot Noir 2021

  • Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region
  • However it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate.
  • Long, even days and cool nights give this Pinot Noir it's bright acidity and beautiful perfume
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Editors notes

The high altitude, age and aspect of Orange and in particular the Koomooloo vineyard has ideal conditions for producing a Pinot Noir of great complexity


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

New South Wales

Home to 14 official wine regions, New South Wales offers a diverse and wide-ranging expanse to produce wines that appeal to every palate.

From Australia’s oldest continuous wine region – the famous Hunter Valley – to exciting new cool climate regions such as Orange, the Southern Highlands and Tumbarumba, these regions can be found to produce some of the best Australian Wine around. Recognised as the second-largest wine-producing state in Australia, New South Wales is also the most populous state with its wine consumption far outpacing the region's wine production. Although the Hunter Valley region is well known, the majority of wineries are located along the Murray and Darling Rivers (in the south-east of the state) which supplies water for many of the region's wineries.

Other regions within New South Wales include the Canberra District, Cowra, Gundagai, Hastings River, Hilltops, Mudgee, New England, Perricoota, Riverina and the Shoalhaven Coast.


Not to be confused with the ‘orange wine’ category, the Orange subregion is part of the Central Ranges wine-producing zone of New South Wales, Australia. Though Orange has a long winemaking heritage, the past two decades have really seen this area’s reputation develop for high-quality wines – especially from small producers. The vineyards of Orange sit at altitudes of roughly 600 to 900 meters (sometimes even higher) above sea level on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, an extinct volcano that’s part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Soil types in Orange include red volcanic basalt, clay loams, and shallow gravels. Orange has a continental climate, where windy conditions can both help and hinder viticulture – they can reduce the risk of spring frosts but can hamper fruit set. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are the predominant black-grape varieties here. Producers generally plant these vines on the lower, somewhat warmer slopes. Shiraz from Orange is typically medium-bodied, with flavours of red fruit and spices. Cabernet Sauvignon wines are likewise medium-bodied but boast black-fruit (think blackcurrant) and earthy notes. The higher-up, somewhat cooler vineyards grow primarily white grapes, including Chardonnay (the most planted variety), Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Orange Chardonnay wines typically boast aromas and flavours of citrus fruit and stone fruit. They are medium-bodied and high in acid.

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About the brand Philip Shaw Wines

Located in a stunning turn of the century bluestone barn on the undulating slopes of Orange, NSW is the brand new lovingly restored cellar door. Philip Shaw started his career over 5 decades ago with many years experience at the forefront of the Australian and International wine industries. Philip produces cool climate wines of elegance, intensity and distinct varietal character.

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