Pirramimma Vineyard Select GSM 2016
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
We’ve had a bit of a roll with the Pirramimma wines recently and the response from our mofos has been overwhelmingly positive. No surprises there, as they are great wines. This GSM has a few years on it and is smack-bang in the middle of a great drinking window. Ned Goodwin tried the wine last year in his 94 point Halliday review, so I’ll hand it over to him to tell you all about it. Scroll down...
“The grenache hails from an old plot dating from the '40s, while the shiraz and mourvedre, too, both from esteemed sites. The grenache was handled in 600l puncheons for brightness, the other varieties in older wood for texture and gentle tone. Again, strongly reminiscent of a wine from the southern Rhone, but for the tangy acidity. Sturdy, with a core of morello cherry, cranberry and raspberry bonbon, all slathered in dried herb, anise, scrub and black olive notes. Another value-add to the range.”
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- McLaren Vale
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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.