Pierro `Reserve` Cabernet Merlot 2011 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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$71.99 per Bottle
$863.88 per case

Overview

The stellar run of vintages since 2007, the maturity of the cabernet vines (23 years old in 2011), and careful work in the vineyard and winery have lifted the quality of Pierro's flagship red. Mike Peterkin and his team have been working on tannin management to achieve full ripeness in the reds while restraining alcohol levels. They encourage the development of flavour compounds early in the season and this results in tannins which are ripe, fine and elegant.

The components of the wine - cabernet sauvignon (63%), merlot (32%), cabernet franc (5%)- are identified in the vineyard, fermented separately, and monitored in the barrel store.

The 2011 vintage has produced a Reserve Cabernet Merlot at Pierro that follows the mould of those of 2009 and 2010 yet appears to have more power, greater concentration of flavour, tighter structure and is, perhaps, more full-bodied.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma & Palate

It has black fruit aromatics, pure blackcurrant, wild brambles and dark plum flavours, velvety texture and supple, fine tannins. It is multi-layered, shows hints of complexity and will reward time in the cellar. This is a distinguished and super – elegant Margaret River cabernet merlot . The length and aftertaste are exemplary.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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The wines of Pierro are the culmination of passion, innovation, location, climate and time. Wherever our wines are enjoyed around the world today they invariably impart a tangible trace of their idyllic place of origin - warm southern climes, ancient soils, healthful vines and years of skilled hands-on viticulture and winemaking.

We are fortunate in that our beautiful Willyabrup vineyard is located in what is widely regarded as amongst the finest wine grape growing terrain in the world. Located in the heart of Western Australia's renowned Margaret River wine region, this far-flung locality has a viticultural pedigree second to none.

The district is situated in the continent's deep south-west, a relatively young region unsullied by the impact of human population and development. Fresh air, clean seas, unspoiled country and fruitful earth have been simple, priceless qualities here for millennia.

Surrounded by open water on three sides between capes Leeuwin and Naturaliste, the wine region is almost completely free of pollutants and contaminants. Year-round it is swept by pure, cool sea breezes, blowing in off the Indian and Southern Oceans. Mild, wet winters and sun-splashed summer seasons add to the viticultural equation.

A stable and predictable Mediterranean maritime climate is a vigneron's dream-come-true, and Margaret River has this too. The vineyard is situated on the north-facing south bank of the Willyabrup Brook, a pristine freshet that meanders down its namesake valley to the sea.

Couple this with soils ideally suited to the needs of classic varietal grapevines and we find ourselves in a kind of viticultural paradise. Amid this marvellous terroir sits Pierro Margaret River Vineyards.

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