Shiraz Reserve 2017

PIRRAMIMMA

Shiraz Reserve
2017

Product code
608190
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
Varietal(s)
Shiraz 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning "the moon and the stars." The vineyard soils vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat....

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Notes about product

This exceptional vintage was due to a cool summer and dry moderate autumn providing the ideal conditions for producing excellent Shiraz with great regional character. Parcels from the “Ironstone”, “Katunga”, “Oakley” “Bullrush”, “Bellevue” and “Johnston Prolific” blocks were selected for this vintage.

Winemaking notes

Aged 2 years in French and American oak. To maintain distinctive varietal character only 18% of the wine was matured in new French and American oak barriques.

Tasting notes

Aromas of spicy Satsuma plum, black cherry and bramble with hints of vanilla bean, infused with black pepper and mocha notes. The intense palate delivers dark chocolate, spicy mulberry, liquorice and blackberry notes, enhanced by cracked peppercorn, with hints of coconut and cedar. The rich powerful Shiraz has great backbone, firm balanced tannins, deft oak handling, subtle toast and great length of flavour.