More than 123 years after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting, the Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate one of Australia's oldest wineries - Pirramimma.
On the 21st of March, we picked this excellent parcel of Shiraz at optimum flavour and hand picked a tiny portion of ripe Viognier. Both varieties were co-fermented on skins for 10 days to extract colour, fragrance and varietal character. Maturation was completed in 90% older French and American oak to retain fruit freshness and 10% new French oak for a touch a savoury spice.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Red/purple in colour.
This rich and vibrant wine displays an aroma of black olive, raspberry, bramble, prune plum and hints of cedary French oak, complimented by sweet apricot notes.
The palate exhibits black cherry, cranberry, blueberry and Satsuma plum, with tinges of dates and black briary fruits, all enhanced by firm tannins, subtle nutty/vanilla oak, and a long sustained finish.
Approachable now with aeration or will cellar up to 10 years under the right conditions.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - AWC Vienna 2016 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2016 New World Wine Awards NZ
Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016