Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2005

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Undurchlässiges Purpur. Intensives Cassisbouquet mit Schokolade-, Tabak- und Baumnussduft. Zarte Noten von dunklen Edelhölzern und Lakritze im fülligweichen Auftakt, druckvoll mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen. Dunkle Schokolade und feine Kräuternote rundet

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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

Member Reviews for Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Much more tannic and acidic than the Earthquake - great balance and refinement. Red fruit, not overripe. Tannins are a little coarse for the price. $27


Snooth User: FineLiquids de
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4.00 5
09/13/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

Pirramimma Shiraz McLaren Vale 2005 750ML


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

A vibrant, juicy style that brims with red plum, cherry and raspberry flavors. Picks up spicy plum notes as the finish persists against refined tannins. Best from 2008 through 2014. 7,800 cases made


External Review
04/21/2010

Undurchlässiges Purpur. Intensives Cassisbouquet mit Schokolade-, Tabak- und Baumnussduft. Zarte Noten von dunklen Edelhölzern und Lakritze im fülligweichen Auftakt, druckvoll mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen. Dunkle Schokolade und feine Kräuternote rundet das lange, schwarzbeerige Finale perfekt ab.



Undurchlässiges Purpur. Intensives Cassisbouquet mit Schokolade-, Tabak- und Baumnussduft. Zarte Noten von dunklen Edelhölzern und Lakritze im fülligweichen Auftakt, druckvoll mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen. Dunkle Schokolade und feine Kräuternote rundet

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