Pirramimma `Vineyard Select` Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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More than 123 years after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting, the Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate on the Australia's oldest winery - PIRRAMIMMA.

The exceptional 2014 vintage conditions guaranteed slow ripening and distinctive varietal character for this premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruits for this wine was selected from the best parcels of grapes from the 'Orchard Block' which was planted in 1967 to the famous low yielding / small berry Reynell clone, plus fruit from the 30 year old 'Pig and Pony' vineyard.

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More than 123 years after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting, the Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate on the Australia's oldest winery - PIRRAMIMMA.

The exceptional 2014 vintage conditions guaranteed slow ripening and distinctive varietal character for this premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruits for this wine was selected from the best parcels of grapes from the 'Orchard Block' which was planted in 1967 to the famous low yielding / small berry Reynell clone, plus fruit from the 30 year old 'Pig and Pony' vineyard.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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Aroma

The wine exhibits a bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, violets and mint, with bramble notes and hints of mocha oak.

Palate

The palate, showing intense briary blackberry, red currant and spicy black plum, with traces of quince, red capsicum and toasted cedary / vanilla oak.. This powerful yet elegant wine, is framed by balance tannins and subtle oak, finishing with great length.

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5-Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston planted the first small vine cuttings on his newly purchased 97 hectare property in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Alexander settled with his family on the property and proudly named it ‘Pirramimma’, an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the moon and the stars’. More than 115 years and three generations later the Johnston Family still operates one of Australia’s oldest and proudest family owned and run wineries - Pirramimma. Making wines that range from the traditional to the innovative, Pirramimma is pure McLaren Vale. As one of the original landholders in the region the family is committed to its home and the regionally unique wines they produce.

Geoff Johnston, Grandson of Alexander, is the modern custodian of the family heritage. The Johnston family have grown the property from 97 hectares in 1892 to 250 hectares today. The family philosophy is to produce wines from estate grown grapes, ensuring the highest quality standards are met and the unique regional characters are displayed.

2011 Trophy Winner at International Wine and Spirit Competition (London, UK)

The 2007 Pirramimma ACJ has won the coveted Glenelly Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine at the prestigious 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The wine a unique blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon has won this fantastic award above all other blended wines from across the globe. Named in honour of Pirramimma founder Alexander Campbell Johnston, the 2007 ACJ is only the second release of this limited production wine, the first being the Gold Medal winning 2004 vintage. Only produced if varietal parcels display outstanding character, the barrel select 2007 ACJ was limited to 500 dozen.

"With 120 years of winemaking history, it is a great achievement from the team to win any Trophy in such a competitive industry, but to win a major Trophy at one of the Worlds most important Wine Competitions is a tremendous result for McLaren Vale and Pirramimma" Geoff said.

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Other Information

  • 2014 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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