Pirramimma `Eight Carat` Mataro 2015 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Description:

For our second straight varietal Mataro, we selected from a 40-year-old Gawler River vineyard. The old vines have provided us with quality ripe fruit to work with.

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For our second straight varietal Mataro, we selected from a 40-year-old Gawler River vineyard. The old vines have provided us with quality ripe fruit to work with.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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Aroma

The wine displays a bouquet of rosemary, spicy plum relish, smoked game, patchouli, with hints of leather, menthol and lavender.

Palate

On the palate the wine shows spicy red currant, cranberry, black olive, pink plum with a seam of black and white pepper, all enveloped by firm dry tannins and balanced subtly cedary oak.

This medium bodied complex wine will need to be consumed with food.

Aerate extensively before drinking.

Medals & Trophies

Silver - 2018 AWC-Vienna Wine Show

Winery Profile

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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.

"Best Fortified Wine" at 2017 AWC- Vienna- Trophy Winner- Pirramimma Digby.

" Best Red Wine of the Year" 2013 Ironstone Petit Verdot McLaren Vale, 95 Points- 2016 AWC Vienna, 95 points- 2016 James Halliday

View Pirramimma website

Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.8% alc.
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