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PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale 2000

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PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale 2000 PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale 2000

PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale 2000

PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale
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PIRRAMIMMA Hillsview Cabernet Merlot, McLaren Vale
  • Style: Cabernet-Merlot
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: PHCM
  • Varietal: Cabernet,Merlot
  • Country: Australia

Region McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent just South of Adelaide in South Australia. Historically it was John Reynell who established Chateau Reynella in 1838, and Thomas Hardy who purchased the historic Tintara in 1876, that kick started the development of the McLaren Vale wine industry. The climate is generally considered warm, although different aspects, altitude and the effect of the cooling ocean breezes moderate the climate within the different sub-regions of the Vale. A large number of soil types are present, although red-brown loams dominate. The biggest viticultural challenge is the potential for drought and the overall lack of water. Full bodied, robust and plush reds typify the McLaren Vale style. Plantings are dominated by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, with smaller plantings of whites including Semillon, and Chardonnay. More recent plantings of Mediterranean varieties particularly suited to the climate, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Savagnin and Fiano have also been very successful.

Winery PIRRAMIMMA

Langton’s Selections Pirramimma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Pirramimma White Label Shiraz In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston purchased 97 hectares of rolling land including flats at McLaren Vale and established a vineyard. It has remained in family hands ever since. The name Pirramimma means ‘the moon and the stars’ in the local Aboriginal dialect. The soils vary from sandy to rich dark loams. Over 60% of the vineyards are planted to premium red wine varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Pirrammima was the first Australian winery to release a single 100% Petit Verdot wine. The White Label Cabernet Sauvignon – made from estate grown mature vines (30-40 years old) and aged in American oak for around 24 months – is a smooth chocolaty style. The White label Shiraz, also aged in for 24 months in Amercian oak, is a buoyant McLaren Vale wine with plenty of richness, sweet fruit and mocha/vanilla oak. The richly concentrated and strongly
Langton’s Selections Pirramimma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Pirramimma White Label Shiraz In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston purchased 97 hectares of rolling land including flats at McLaren Vale and established a vineyard. It has remained in family hands ever since. The name Pirramimma means ‘the moon and the stars’ in the local Aboriginal dialect. The soils vary from sandy to rich dark loams. Over 60% of the vineyards are planted to premium red wine varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Pirrammima was the first Australian winery to release a single 100% Petit Verdot wine. The White Label Cabernet Sauvignon – made from estate grown mature vines (30-40 years old) and aged in American oak for around 24 months – is a smooth chocolaty style. The White label Shiraz, also aged in for 24 months in Amercian oak, is a buoyant McLaren Vale wine with plenty of richness, sweet fruit and mocha/vanilla oak. The richly concentrated and strongly tannic White Label Petit Verdot is something of a curio, but it does have an esoteric following. The wines are made by family member Geoff Johnston who studied oenology at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. Pirramimma has been around for a long time but has never scaled the heights of celebrity. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 13 133 179 656
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