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Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning "the moon and the stars." The vineyard soils vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat....
The wine displays aromas of musk, blackberry, stewed rhubarb, enhanced by hints of spice and mint. The palate delivers ripe blackcurrant, red capsicum, spicy plum and glazed cherry, with traces of black olive and subtle cedar oak. This powerful yet elegant wine is approachable now with breathing or will develop with correct cellaring.
The exceptional cool moderate 2016 vintage provided premium quality fruit to work with. Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from the Oakley, Osmond, Loretta and Homestead vineyards and the Merlot was harvested from the Johnston Prolific and Canine blocks.