Pirramimma Vineyard Select Cabernet Petit Verdot Merlot 2016 (6 x 750mL) SA

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$25.98 per Bottle
$155.88 per pack

Overview

The Pirramimma Winery is located just a short distance south of the small township of McLaren Vale, about 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

Tempered by the cooling breezes of the nearby Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren vale has a mild Mediterranean climate which, coupled with the complex rich soil structure, has attained international fame for its rich expressive red wines and elegant whites.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The stunning 2016 vintage provided us wonderful fruit and varietal characters to work with. We believe these three varieties together deliver full layers and length of palate. We selected Cabernet fruit from the Orchard block, Pig and Pony, Oakley and Bond blocks, the Petit Verdot from OTC and Katunga vineyards, with the Merlot parcel from Johnston Prolific. This elegant yet intense wine exhibits a bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, violets and mint, with floral notes and hints of red guava. With the palate showing intense cassis, red currant and musk, enhanced by traces of quince, red capsicum and subtle cedary oak.

Approachable now with aerating or will develop gracefully with correct cellaring.

Medals & Trophies

Gold 2018 AWC-Vienna Wine Show

Vintage
2016
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.8%

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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