2017 Pirathon Silver Shiraz

2017 Pirathon Silver Shiraz

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$18.99

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$19.99 per single bottle
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Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitWonderfully fruited and beautifully fragrant, the wine shows black/blueberry, vanilla, cedar and mixed spice aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that’s supple and fleshy. It’s impressively weighted and intense, backed by silky tannins, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2027.
92 Points - Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.comDensity is what Pirathon does best, with this Barossan winery delivering reds that are the epitome of luscious. An awful lot of dense, very ripe and chocolate raspberry mud cake flavour. Barossa flavour concentrated. Matured in 20% new oak, though you’d guess higher than that. It’s so chocolatey and dense, which is super appealing. Maybe too warm, but that flavour per glass ratio is very high. Well worth it. Best drinking: mid term drinking, now to eight years plus.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Pirathon
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
15%
Cellar to 2027
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Lifted nose of dark fruits with background cedar oak, mint and spice nuances. The palate is rich, smooth and powerful with immediate flavours of black fruits and dark chocolate balanced by fine tannins with hints of cedar and spice adding complexity and texture.

How was it made?

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.

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

Who made it?

'Pirathon' is an ancient word meaning pinnacle, peak, summit etc. It was chosen to represent this Shiraz-focused brand, because Shiraz is surely the pinnacle grape of the Barossa region.

Pirathon was established by the Kalleske family, with Troy Kalleske heading up the winemaking duties until 2017. Under his guidance, the label flourished, becoming well-known for the quality of the wines, and the value they represented.

Today, this tradition of quality and value continues under young gun winemaker, Adam Clay. Adam and his team source grapes from several vineyards in North-Western Barossa, including the sub-regions of Greenock, Moppa, Ebenezer, and others. The various different micro-climates and terroir of these sub-regions give Adam the opportunity to craft wines that express the unique qualities of the region and variety.

The grapes for Pirathon Shiraz are traditionally handcrafted in open top fermenters and basketpressed before maturing in barrel. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon Shiraz and combined they produce the ultimate blend.

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