Pirramimma Vineyard Select Petit Verdot Shiraz 2015
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Do you find yourself thinking that even big, bold McLaren Vale shiraz is a bit on the light side for your taste? Are you after even more grip, flavour and density? Far be it from us (and Pirramimma) to deny this craving. Pirramimma has taken the richness, robustness and dark fruit profile of Vale shiraz and blended it with the grip and tannin of petit verdot. This has everything a deep, dense wine should have - blackcurrant, bramble, mocha, mint, plum, blackberry, spice and cedar. Kinda like putting jet fuel into a monster truck. Vroom vroom!
“A savvy move to meld such a late ripening variety as verdot with the excessive shiraz, a grape better grown in cooler zones than McLaren Vale or Barossa. As contentious as my view may be, I will voice it. Verdot's indomitable carapace of tannins holds court to shiraz's dark fruit tones. Shiraz wants to billow across the mouth and overwhelm everything in its path in a soporific claim to fame, however short-lived. Verdot has other ideas. For the better. Pulpy. Firm. Delicious.”
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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.