Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale 2006

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Intensive flavour of dark fruit and perfectly integrated aromas from the cask. Some crispy tannins. Love this wine, and by the way for this price exceptional quality!

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Pirramimma 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... Read more
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. Over 60% of the vineyards are planted to premium red wine varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot ( for Australia's first 100% Petit Verdot wine ), with Chardonnay the largest single white grape planting on the estate. Winemaking at Pirramimma has been a family affair for well over 100 years and is now in the very capable hands of Geoff Johnston, grandson of the winery's founder. Under his guidance, Pirramimma has seen many significant changes, including the construction of a 3100 square metre naturally cooled rammed earth barrel storage facility, and the expansion of the land holdings from 97 hectares to 250 hectares, 180 of which are now planted to grapes. Geoff is a winemaker with a world perspective. He is graduate of the Charles Sturt University and studied in France where his strong interest in the classic Bordeaux grape variety, Petit Verdot, first developed. Geoff planted a small trial area of Petit Verdot in 1983 which has since expanded to over 10 hectares of mature vines. His Petit Verdot vintages are award winning, prompting the prestigious European wine magazine "WeinWisser" to ask.... "is there any better Petit Verdot in the world...?" Pirramimma's dedication to fine wine making has seen the brand grow consistently over the years and has underpinned a successful expansion into export markets. Pirramimma's comerstone philosophy is to produce wines from grapes grown in its own family estate vineyards, thus ensuring that the highest possible quality standards are met, and that the wines showcase the unique regional characteristics of McLaren Vale. Importantly, all wines are processed and matured on-site under Geoff Johnston's personal supervision. As a result, Pirramimma produces premium quality wines at an affordable price - a philosophy seen as the key to a successful future The Pirramimma Winery is located just a short distance south of the small township of McLaren Vale, about 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Tempered by the cooling breezes of the nearby Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren vale has a mild Mediterranean climate which, coupled with the complex rich soil structure, has attained international fame for its rich expressive red wines and elegant whites. Read less

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Snooth User: FineLiquids de
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4.00 5
11/05/2010

Intensive flavour of dark fruit and perfectly integrated aromas from the cask. Some crispy tannins. Love this wine, and by the way for this price exceptional quality!


Snooth User: basilwino
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/09/2009

Dark color, aromas of black currant. Rich and spicy. Firm smooth tannins and lengthy finish.


External Reviews for Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale

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Vintage: 2004 02/24/2010

A totally convincing mix of elegance and intensity to a medium-bodied wine with great length and perfect balance; gently savoury overtones to the black fruits add to both flavour and texture.


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Vintage: 2004 08/09/2011

Perfect expression of the marriage of region and variety, dark chocolate wrapped around the blackcurrant fruit; good extract of tannin and oak. James Halliday. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 03/08/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2000 Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml




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