2017 Pirathon Silver

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

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2017 Pirathon Silver

Overview

Pirathon Silver (previously know as Pirathon Shiraz) has won many awards throughout the years and the 2017 vintage maintains that level of premium consistency.

Grape lots were carefully selected and aged in new and seasoned oak barrels before carefully blended.

The resulting wine is plump, rich and full-bodied. It is so generously flavoured with complex ripe dark fruits.

The Pirathon Silver Shiraz is for those who want to enjoy a Shiraz in an intimate or higher profile occasion where something reliable but with a wow factor is in order. Pirathon Silver is the solution to the challenge of getting wow factor for a reasonable price with an award winning wine with a mid-range price.

 

Tasting Notes

Palate

The palate is rich, smooth and powerful made to the stylistic template of Pirathon and the Barossa Valley. Immediate flavours of satsuma plums, boysenberry and dark chocolate are wound together with fine powdery coating tannins providing the structure and flavour persistence of the wine. Oak flavours are present with hints of cedar and spice adding complexity and texture. Balanced and approachable for drinking in its youth or if you prefer cellar over the next decade.

Appearance

Deep red core with bright hues.

Aroma

The nose consists of lifted dark fruits that dominate the aromatics (ripe plums, blackberry) with background cedar oak and spice nuances of smoked paprika and fennel

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 up to 10 years
15% Alcohol
Vegan friendly

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2017 growing season started off well with above average rainfall during the winter and spring months. September saw record rainfalls over double the long term average providing plenty of water reserves leading in to summer. Temperatures during summer were moderate allowing a cooler and longer ripening period. March provided favourable harvesting conditions with little rainfall and above average temperatures allowing for all fruit to be picked at optimum flavour and ripeness.

Vineyard

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

Winemaking

Each vineyard was harvested at optimal maturity across a 6 week period from March 10 to April 25. 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 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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