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
The fruit was hand selected from four different vineyards, soil types, locations and clones.
40% of the juice was barrel fermented in new French oak barriques, with 25% matured in 2 and 3 year old French barriques, plus older oak for the other 35%. Maturation followed for 28 months.
A bouquet of blackberry, violets, olive, liquorice and spicy cedary oak, with hints of lavender and musk. The palate delivers blueberry, anise, Kalamata olive, black cherry and bramble, all enveloped by firm controlled 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.