Pirramimma Ironstone Petit Verdot 2015 (6 x 750mL) McLaren Vale, SA

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RRP $70

$49.99 per Bottle
$299.94 per pack

Overview

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

For this premium Petit Verdot we hand selected fruit from four different vineyards, soil types, locations and clones. The minuscule yields of concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2015 provided us the quality and power to release our second Icon Petit Verdot under our Ironstone series.

We barrel fermented 40% of the juice in new French oak barriques, with 25% matured in 2 and 3 year old French barriques, plus older oak for the other 35%, maturation was 28 months. This powerful intense wine displays a bouquet of blackberry, violets, Spanish olive, Dutch liquorice and spicy cedary oak, with hints of lavender and musk. The palate delivers blueberry, star of anise, Kalamata olive, black cherry and bramble, all enveloped by firmcontrolled tannins and savoury oak.

This big brooding wine will require serious aerating to consume with food in its youth or will reward long term cellaring under the right conditions.

Medals & Trophies

GOLD MEDAL: AWC Vienna 2019

Vintage
2015
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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