2015 Pirathon Limited Edition

Pirathon Limited Edition Shiraz is a unique release from the amazing 2015 vintage.

It is a strong and rich Barossa Valley Shiraz which is balanced with fruit, oak and tannin working together.

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2015 Pirathon Limited Edition

Overview

The 2015 Pirathon Limited Edition is a bold shiraz highlighting the strong flavours Barossa Valley is known for.

It packs a punch at 16.0% alcohol but is balanced to ensure this does not detract from the absolutely mouth filling palate.

This Shiraz is premium quality with all components working together.

 

Tasting Notes

Palate

The full-bodied palate is very rich and mouthfilling. It's bold flavour is well structured to highlight the dark fruits and the background oak barrel characters that complement the bright fruit flavours. This Shiraz has a chewy texture, layered structure and integrated round tannins. The length is very generous and completes a rich harmoniously balanced wine.

Appearance

Rich dark purple-black

Aroma

The boquet is uplifting and indicative of a complex wine with spice, blackberry, perfume, wild berry and a touch of classy oak.

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 introduced to the region over hundreds 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
16.0% Alcohol
Vegan friendly

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

Vintage 2015 produced excellent wines. It began with a wet Winter followed by a very dry growing season with less than half the average rainfall. Spring was warmer than average leading to an earlier budburst and early vintage. Summer brought average temperatures, ensuring the dry conditions were not stressful to the vines, and a slow even ripening ensued.

Quality is brilliant, certainly one of the highlights in recent years.

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.