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Lindsay McCall's enthusiasm for great wine began in the 1970s, he established his first Mornington plantings in 1985 on the site of a derelict orchard at Red Hill along Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines, after completing his day job as local school teacher. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced monumental vintages of Pinot Noir, which propelled the exquisite range of Paringa Estate wines to international renown. McCall works closely with Mornington's finest vignerons to nurture better standards of viticulture and deliver finer vintages with each harvest. Limited yields of elite parcels, the artisanal efforts of Paringa Estate are regional icons, weaving the pick of Mornington's fruit into one of our nation's most illustrious.. Exquisite editions by the master of mornington»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent the Grand Cru of identifiably terroir driven, small vineyard Australian Shiraz... The likely lads of drummond's lane»

Pirramimma White Label Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Pirramimma are one of the nation's most enduring estates, owned and operated by the same family since establishment in the 1890s. Choice harvests from the War Horse, Johnston Prolific and Katunga vineyards, are assembled into the traditional style of McLaren Vale Shiraz. A smooth and seamless palate, brimming with blackberries and plum, dark chocolate and sweet vanilla oak, all supported by opulent, velvet tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
No other wine expresses the unique regional characteristics of McLaren Vale better than Pirramimma Shiraz. The comerstone philosophy is to produce wine from grapes which are exclusively estate grown, thereby ensuring that the highest possible quality standards are met. The exquisite balance, exemplary handling of oak and profound integration between firm tannins and ripe fruit flavours have long been a feature of Geoff Johnston's award winning Shiraz style. Grapes are harvested from fully mature vines thirty to forty years of age, the finished wine is filled to an extravagant selection of completely new American oak barriques, for two years maturation before release.
A densely coloured wine, deep red, almost black. Aromas of black plum, spices and brambleberry, infused with pepper and mocha. The intense palate delivers spiced blackberry, licorice and loganberries, seasoned by cracked peppercorn and hints of cedar. A rich, powerful Shiraz, balanced by firm meaty tannins and well integrated toasted oak, finishing with exceptional length.
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