2010 Pirathon

The 2010 Pirathon Shiraz is big traditional Barossa Shiraz and was awarded 5 stars in the World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge.

The serious and complex palate is mouth-filling with generous dark fruit and balanced oak barrel characters.

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2010 Pirathon

Overview

The 2010 Pirathon Shiraz standout vintage and the result is a powerful and balanced Shiraz with fruit, oak and tannin working together to provide harmony.

Overall, the pure varietal fruit, plush oak and rounded tannins give the wine beautiful harmony.

This Shiraz is a paramount expression of north-western Barossa Shiraz that will reward time in the cellar for 5-10 years.

 

Tasting Notes

Palate

The serious and complex palate is mouth-filling with generous dark fruit and balanced oak barrel characters. There are fine integrated tannins giving the wine a solid structure. Overall, the pure varietal fruit, plush oak and rounded tannins give the wine beautiful harmony. A very persistent finish completes a powerful, yet sophisticated wine.

Appearance

Dark purple-black in colour

Aroma

The perfumed bouquet is uplifting with bright aromas of blueberry, nutmeg spice, musk, juicy fruits, plum and rose perfume.

Technical Detail

 Region

Barossa Valley, South Australia.
One of Australia's oldest and most premium wine regions, famous for it's Shiraz around the world.

 Varietal

100% Shiraz
The grapes used are grown from traditional Barossa clones first introducted to the region over 100s of years ago.

 Sub-Regions

Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga & Ebenezer
The grapes were harvested from the low-yielding vineyards of traditional family growers in the north-western Barossa.
Elevation approximately 300-350m.

 When to Drink

Enjoy now or cellar for 5-10 years
14.5% Alcohol
Vegan friendly

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

2010 was an outstanding vintage – one of the best of the decade. It was a steady vintage with ideal warm Autumn days and cool nights. Fruit ripened perfectly, was picked at optimum time and brilliant wine has resulted. Truly a standout vintage.

Vineyard

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.

Winemaking

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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