Pirramimma 'Eight Carat' Mataro 2013 (12 x 750mL), 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 $20

$12.99 per Bottle
$155.88 per case

Overview

For our first varietal Mataro, we selected fruit form a 40 year old Gawler River vineyard. The old wines have provided us with a quality ripe fruit to work with. Aerate extensively before drinking.

Please note the Pirramimma 'Eight Carat' Mataro 2013 was bottled on 27th 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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine displays a bouquet of rosemary, spicy plum relish, smoked game, bramble, with hints of leather, menthol and lavender.

On the palate the wine shows spicy red currant, blackberry, black olives, dried prunes, with a seam of black and white pepper, all enveloped by firm dry tannins and balanced cedar and vanilla oak. This medium bodied complex wine, will need to be consumed with food.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal - New World Wine Awards NZ 2016

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.6%

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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