The long cool summer enhanced slow ripening, hence providing optimum varietal character.
Planted over 40 years ago the picturesque contoured Stock's Hill vineyard overlooks the Pirramimma winery and estate. The site was selected for its topography - hillside location, fine red loam over limestone and ironstone, together with exceptional drainage.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Deep colour for age; the expectation engendered by the blend is full-bodied (which it is), and distinctly tannic (which it isn't). For those seeking the holy grail of a $20 wine worth cellaring for 10+ years, go no further. There is blackberry, a flash of Cherry Ripe, and ample soft tannins. Special Award & Rating 92 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2015)
Winery Tasting Notes
Varietal Makeup: 60% Shiraz, 40% Petit Verdot
The 2010 Shiraz Petit Verdot exhibits aromas of blueberry, spicy plum, glazed cherry and musk, with hints of cedary oak and violets.
On the palate this rich intense wine displays loganberry, red cherry, cranberry and chocolate notes, complemented by traces of cinnamon and gently toasted vanilla oak. A beautifully balance wine, with fruit, oak and tannin in harmony.
Drink now or until 2018 under right cellaring conditions.