Pirramimma `Katunga` Shiraz 2013 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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.

Overview

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.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Red/purple in colour.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Cellaring Potential

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

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