Pirramimma `Eight Carat` Chardonnay Pinot Noir (12 x 750mL Exp) SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $18

$13.50 per Bottle
$162 per case
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Overview

With the palate showing apple, peacharine and lemony flavours, which are enhanced by freshly baked bread yeast autolysis characters from the secondary fermentation. An intense sparkler with a lively mousse and lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 93- 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World, European Sparkling Wine Show 2014

Rating 92- 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World, European Sparkling Wine Show 2013

Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (2013)

Sourced from the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the Limestone Coast, the majority coming from the Adelaide Hills. A very attractive wine with fresh fruit flavours, a tiny touch of brioche and good balance. A gift horse at this price.

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The bouquet exhibits fresh citrus, nectarine and hints of strawberry from the Pinot Noir.

Palate

With the palate showing apple, peacharine and lemony flavours, which are enhanced by freshly baked bread yeast autolysis characters from the secondary fermentation. An intense sparkler with a lively mousse and lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

Immediate drinking or will reward careful cellaring for 2-3 years.

Vineyard

Sourcing early picked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast and the Adelaide Hills has provided the perfect material for this fine sparkling wine.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World. European Sparkling Wine Show,

2013

Silver Medal 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World. European Sparkling Wine Show, 2014

Silver Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show, 2014

Bronze Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2012

Bronze Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2013

Bronze Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2014

Bronze Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

Bronze Medal - Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2014

Bronze Medal - Royal Perth Wine Show 2014

Top 40 Best Buy Winestate Review 2013

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

5-Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston planted the first small vine cuttings on his newly purchased 97 hectare property in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Alexander settled with his family on the property and proudly named it ‘Pirramimma’, an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the moon and the stars’. More than 115 years and three generations later the Johnston Family still operates one of Australia’s oldest and proudest family owned and run wineries - Pirramimma. Making wines that range from the traditional to the innovative, Pirramimma is pure McLaren Vale. As one of the original landholders in the region the family is committed to its home and the regionally unique wines they produce.

Geoff Johnston, Grandson of Alexander, is the modern custodian of the family heritage. The Johnston family have grown the property from 97 hectares in 1892 to 250 hectares today. The family philosophy is to produce wines from estate grown grapes, ensuring the highest quality standards are met and the unique regional characters are displayed.

2011 Trophy Winner at International Wine and Spirit Competition (London, UK)

The 2007 Pirramimma ACJ has won the coveted Glenelly Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine at the prestigious 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The wine a unique blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon has won this fantastic award above all other blended wines from across the globe. Named in honour of Pirramimma founder Alexander Campbell Johnston, the 2007 ACJ is only the second release of this limited production wine, the first being the Gold Medal winning 2004 vintage. Only produced if varietal parcels display outstanding character, the barrel select 2007 ACJ was limited to 500 dozen.

"With 120 years of winemaking history, it is a great achievement from the team to win any Trophy in such a competitive industry, but to win a major Trophy at one of the Worlds most important Wine Competitions is a tremendous result for McLaren Vale and Pirramimma" Geoff said.

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