Pirramimma Stock's Hill GSM 2018
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
When it comes to quality and consistency, Pirramimma is solid as a rock. They’ve been at it for almost 130 years, so it’s to be expected. This GSM is beautifully balanced, hitting all the right notes in terms of fruit, oak and tannin. The nose exhibits blackberry, plum and toffee, along with hints of pomegranate and cedar. On the palate there’s raspberry, more plum, cranberry and vanillin. The Vale is known for great GSM and this one fits the mold perfectly.
“Sweetly fruited and fabulously expressed, the bouquet shows blackberry, vanilla, tapenade and toasted nut characters, leading to a flavoursome palate that’s beautifully weighted and rounded. It’s polished and succulent, making it splendidly drinkable. At its best: now to 2028.”
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 47% Grenache, 30% Shiraz 23% Mourvèdre
- Serving Temp.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.