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.
In 1914 the Johnston family purchased the adjacent property which included the Katunga Winery, cellars and vineyard. The fruit for this vintage came from our Katunga and Squatters Tank Vineyard, with both blocks sandy loam over marley red clay, interspersed with ironstone.
On the 18th April we night picked these excellent parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon at optimum flavour. Maturation was completed in 80% older French barriques and 10% old American to retain fruit freshness and 10% new French Quintessence barrels to impart a touch of cedar and spice.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Black/purple in colour, this elegant, medium weighted wine displays an aroma of blackcurrant, violets, mint, red currant and gauva notes. The palate exhibits briary blackberry, cranberry, quince and ripe red capscium, with a tinge of mint chocolate, and cherries, all enhanced by firmly structured fine grain tannins, subtle nutty oak, and long lingering finish.Will Cellar up to 13 years under the right conditions.
Please note the Pirramimma `Katunga` Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was bottled on 30th June 2016, thus the wine will have “Bottle Shock”. We recommend the wine rest and recuperate between 3 -5 months before consumption. Please aerate extensively before drinking.