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....
Notes about product
Only produced if selected parcels display outstanding varietal and regional characters. The exceptional 2013 vintage provided such fruit for the fifth ACJ release of 500 dozen. The wine is a blend of 51% Shiraz from the War Horse block, 26% Petit Verdot from the Siberia block, 15% Cabernet from the Homestead vineyard and 8% merlot from the Basket Weaved Katunga Vineyard.
Aged for 24 months in new and old French oak.
The bouquet displays briary blackberry, prune, violets and black olive with hints of subtle vanillin oak and toasted almond. On the palate intense black cherry, blueberry, liquorice and spicy red currant are complemented by hints of musk and cedary oak. All enveloped in fine grained savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of firm tannin and long sustained finish.