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2017 Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay

Philip Shaw Wines

Orange

The Architect inspires an original; it helps define proportion, structure, character and style in a way that relates to people and place. We craft this wine as a response to the season. Each vintage is unique, an expression of its time and place.
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 citrusy acidity gives the wine clarity and drive.


Vinification

The Chardonnay was sourced from koomooloo and another neighbouring vineyard. The grapes were pressed into vats where they were allowed to settle at ambient temperature overnight before being racked off gross lees. Once the juice started to ferment (with natural yeast) a portion was transferred to barrel for ferment. Following fermentation wines were stirred regularly to create complexity and mouthfeel. The Architect went through spring malolactic fermentation before being carefully blended for bottle.