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Pirramimma `Watervale 303` Riesling 2011(12 x 750mL), Clare Valley. RRP$228

Description:

The palate exhibits zesty lemongrass, apple and hints of mineral, the intense fresh lime flavours are beautifully enhanced by crisp natural acidity.

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The palate exhibits zesty lemongrass, apple and hints of mineral, the intense fresh lime flavours are beautifully enhanced by crisp natural acidity.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Awards and Accolades:

Bronze Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2011

Tasting Notes

Aroma

The bouquet displays orange blossom, lime and floral notes.

Palate

The palate exhibits zesty lemongrass, apple and hints of mineral, the intense fresh lime flavours are beautifully enhanced by crisp natural acidity. The very cool vintage has provided us with a wine of great length and varietal purity.

Vineyard

Even though we have our own 40 year old Riesling vineyard in McLaren Vale, we recognize Watervale, in the Clare Valley as Australia’s premier Riesling growing micro-climate. After visiting growers in this unique appellation 2009, 2010 and 2011 we were lucky enough to procure fruit from a grower on the Eastern ridge of the Watervale GI.

The selected vineyard comprised of 4 blocks grown in differing terroir, Bluestone, Sandstone, Limestone and Shale/Slate bases covered with rich red top soils. In the late 1890’s and early 1900 hundreds, it was the site of the Watervale Defence Rifle Club………..with the majority of its members favouring the legendary 303 as their preferred rifle for competition. Thus in recognition of these early pioneers, Pirramimma’s first Watervale wine to be bottled and released as 303 Riesling as part of our premium White Label range.

Cellar Door Price: $228.00/Carton

Winery Information

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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

  • 2011 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Clare Valley, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 12.5% alc.
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