Pirramimma Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017 (6 x 750mL) Export USA Label

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RRP $33.33

$24.99 per Bottle
$149.94 per pack

Overview

The moderate summer and temperate Autumn were ideal for producing quality Chardonnay fruit. We selected fruit from out Homestead and Johnston Road blocks, plus fourth generation growers on McMurtrie Road and badgers Road near Kuitpo in the Adelaide Hills.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

The Cool climate Adelaide Hills fruit complemented the richer McLaren Vale component. Each vineyard was picked at differing baume levels to guarantee a spectrum of flavours. The juice was barrel fermented and matured in new French oak barriques for 12 months using 4 different yeast strains, including Wild Yeast. The complex nose displays nutty vanillin oak, melon, peach and citrus aromas, with a hint of apple. With the rich palate delivering peacharine, grapefruit, almond, rockmelon, tinges of mandarin and roasted cashew.

A multifaceted textured wine with fruit, oak and natural acidity in harmony, finishing with great length of flavour.

Approachable now or reward short term cellaring.

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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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.

"Best Fortified Wine" at 2017 AWC- Vienna- Trophy Winner- Pirramimma Digby.

" Best Red Wine of the Year" 2013 Ironstone Petit Verdot McLaren Vale, 95 Points- 2016 AWC Vienna, 95 points- 2016 James Halliday

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