PRE-ARRIVAL: Pirramimma Heritage Limited Edition Cabernet Shiraz 2016
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Here’s another crazy good deal from Pirramimma, this time on their all-Aussie blend of cabernet and shiraz. From three of their best vineyards, including Ironstone, and some vines planted back in the 1950s, this wine shows off the bold and ripe 2016 vintage. Winemaker Geoff Johnston describes the wine as “a fine balance of the sweeter fine-tuned cassis of cabernet, with the plummy, blueberry and black cherry savoury notes of juicy shiraz. Couldn’t have said it better myself. If you’ve had the chance to enjoy any of the Pirramimma wine in the past, this is sure to impress.
We expect this wine to hit our warehouse 26 November. Place your order as normal and we’ll dispatch it to you as soon as it arrives.
“Immensely complex and fragrant, the wine show blackberry, vanillin oak, subtle tobacco, smoky bacon and clove notes on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate offering outstanding weight and richness. Superbly structure by loads of fine-grained tannins, finishing impressively long and expansive. At its best: now to 2036.”
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- McLaren Vale
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- Blend Info
- Cabernet & Shiraz
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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.