2016 Pirathon Total

Premium Wine for Developers

Pirathon produces a range of full bodied Shiraz encompassing the great flavour, texture and structure of the north-western Barossa. Pirathon's wines are driven by technology to be of the highest calibre, with a range of products, each bringing their own unique qualities.

2016 Pirathon Total

Overview

Pirathon Total is a new concept introduced first to the 2016 vintage as a convenient way to share the full Pirathon experience.

Included is the full range of wine from the 2016 vintage of rich, highly integrated, harmonious Barossa Shiraz.

In total the package is comprised of 24 bottles to help you experience the true Barossa Valley Shiraz in a different light and allow you to share that experience with family and friends. One carton (6 bottles) of each product below is included.

2016 Pirathon Total includes the following wines:

Pirathon Total Blue

2016 Bluemark

The 2016 Bluemark is an overachieving Barossa Valley Shiraz. This bold Barossa Shiraz has an inviting bouquet with aromas of ripe plum, Christmas cake, fruit compote and chocolate oak.

Pirathon Total Silver

2016 Pirathon Silver

The 2016 Pirathon Silver is the classic and award winning Pirathon Shiraz. It is a traditional and bold Barossa Valley Shiraz which is extremely balanced with fruit, oak and tannin working together.

Pirathon Total Black

2016 Pirathon Black

The 2016 Pirathon Black is the first of Pirathon's reserve bottlings. It is a rich and full bodied wine with an uplifting and alluring aroma. Plush juicy dark fruits dominate in this well balanced, mouth filling Barossa Shiraz.

Pirathon Total Gold

2016 Pirathon Gold

The 2016 Pirathon Gold reserve bottling delivers a classy Barossa Shiraz. It is rich with powerful flavours and intense aromatics. The best grape lots were carefully selected from the 2016 intake and combined with 100% French Oak barrels with no compromise on quality.

 

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, Belvidere, 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 2016 was hot and dry resulting in grapes ripening earlier than average. Winter and Spring rainfall was down by 38% whilst growing season temperatures were up by 3 degrees. Some welcome rain came at the end of January refreshing the vines and giving them good moisture to ripen to maturity.

Yields from 2016 are solid and importantly quality is stunning. 2016 is certainly a star vintage with bright intense wines of great flavour intensity and inherent balance.

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.

The grapes for the 2016 Pirathon Gold were from De Fazio and Hillview vineyards. These two long term partners of Pirathon's are rich with history and produce some of the finest Shiraz in the world.

Winemaking

Each vineyard was harvested at optimum maturity across a two month period from February 12th to April 6th. 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. After 7-10 days on skins the fermented grapes were pressed with a traditional press. The wines were then filled to new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for maturation for 24 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.

Reviews

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