2013 Pirathon

This is the classic and award winning Pirathon Shiraz with the 2013 vintage being another quality wine.

The wine has a robust structure with natural fine chalky tannins and a true spine of acidity holding it together.

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2013 Pirathon

Overview

The 2013 Pirathon Shiraz is big, full-bodied and richly flavoured with complex upfront ripe dark fruits.

Despite low yields in 2013, the quality of the is amazing which is well represented in this Shiraz.

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 palate is very generous, big, full-bodied and richly flavoured with complex upfront ripe dark fruits. This intense fruit is supported by apparent but not intrusive oak. The wine has a robust structure with natural fine chalky tannins and a true spine of acidity holding it together. Very harmonious, a lengthy finish completes this solid wine that’s full of life.

Appearance

Deep magenta-black with purple hues

Aroma

The bouquet is lifted with concentrated aromas of black plum, brambly fruit, chocolate, figs, fruit cake, kirsch and toasty oak with cardamom and clove spice.

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

Vintage 2013 was a great quality year. However, yields were very low as a result of a very dry season, with less than half the normal growing season rainfall. It was also warmer than average with the dry and warm conditions resulting in vintage being three weeks earlier than normal. Importantly though, quality was amazing. Wines are rich, mouthfilling and extremely lengthy.

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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