2019 Pirathon Silver Label

First released in 2005, Pirathon Silver Label Shiraz is the classic, award winning traditional and bold Barossa Valley Shiraz which is extremely balanced with fruit, oak and tannin working together.

$32.00 / bottle

2019 Pirathon Silver Label

Overview

Pirathon Silver Label (previously known as Pirathon Shiraz) has won many awards throughout the years and the 2019 vintage maintains that level of premium consistency.

Oak is at one with the wine blending harmoniously the sweetness and textures with spice and sandalwood characters. Made for immediate enjoyment or cellar for the next decade.

The Pirathon Silver Label 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 Label 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

An impressive wine with excellent flavour intensity and length showcasing the quality of the 2019 vintage. The customary hallmarks of dark rich, complex black fruits (plums/figs/blackberry), sourced from the North Western Barossa are evident but with a freshness in vibrancy and structure.

Appearance

Bright red with youthful purple hues

Aroma

Darker fruit profile, pastille, plums, lifted cedar / sandalwood

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

Moppa, Belvidere, Koonunga, Ebenezer & Light Pass
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
14.9% Alcohol
Vegan friendly

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2019 growing season can be summarised as one of high quality and moderate to below average yields. Rainfall for the 2018 calendar year leading up to vintage was only 62% of the long term average. A wet August allowed for good early spring growth but frosts in September and November combined with windy conditions during flowering impacted negatively on crop levels. January was very hot and dry with 6 days over 40 C, fortunately temperatures cooled during the harvest months of February and March whilst the dry conditions continued leading to an early and condensed harvest.

Vineyard

The grapes were harvested from the low-yielding vineyards of traditional family growers in the north-western Barossa districts of Moppa, Belvidere, Koonunga, Ebenezer & Light Pass. 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 between March 1 and April 3. 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 7-12 days on skins the fermented grapes were pressed with a traditional press. The wines were then filled to new and seasoned American, French 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.