Pirathon - 2005 Vintage

The 2005 growing season was one of the Barossa Valley's best with great rain in Spring and a dry Autumn with resulting in a great 2005 vintage.

Pirathon Wine
2005 Pirathon Shiraz


Pirathon is the classic and award winning Pirathon Shiraz. Full bodied displaying dark fruit characters contribute to this layered wine. This is an extremely balanced Shiraz with fruit, oak and tannin working together.


Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2005 growing season was one of the Barossa's best with good Spring rains giving the vines a solid start and a dry, mild Autumn providing an excellent finish for ripening.


The grapes were harvested from the low-yielding vineyards of traditional family growers in the north-western Barossa districts of Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon Shiraz and combined they produce the ultimate blend.


Following harvest, each individual lot of grapes was crushed into a separate open top fermenter. During fermentation, hand pump-overs gently extracted colour and flavour from the grapes. The fermented grapes were pressed with a traditional press. The wines were then filled to new and seasoned American, French, Russian and Hungarian oak hogsheads for maturation for eighteen months before each lot of wine was racked from the barrel and carefully blended. The wine was bottled without fining, ensuring the true expression of the vineyards in the bottle.



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