Good Morning Bridgees,
I have a couple of polar opposite for this weeks Friday tasting.
Some big luscious reds from Pirramimma in Mclaren Vale, and some amazing value New Zealand wines from Hawkes Bay.
Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. Tempered by the cooling breezes of the nearby Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren vale has a mild Mediterranean climate which, coupled with the complex rich soil structure, has attained international fame for its rich expressive red wines
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Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2010 : The nose displays violets, briary blackberry, kirsch cherries and cigar box oak, the powerful concentrated palate exhibits spicy plum, forest floor, tangy cherry, hints of mulberry and vanilla bean.
Pirramimma Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012 : dry grown bush vines planted in the spring of 1944. Meaty aromas of raspberry, cherry, red licorice and flowers with some vanilla oak showing. On the palate it is medium to full bodied with spicy savoury meaty red fruit and milk chocolate
Purchase ANY 6 PIRRAMIMMA wines on the night and receive a FREE PIRRAMIMMA PETIT VERDOT MAGNUM 2008 valued at $80
Satyr by Sileni Estate, SATYR wines are made from grapes sourced from Hawke's Bay and Marlborough and are handcrafted by Sileni's team of experienced Winemakers to produce rich, soft and approachable wines of exceptional quality, and amazing value.
Satyr by Sileni Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 : Ripe tropical fruits and gooseberry with a smooth, easy finish, matches perfectly with Seafood and Asian cuisine, or drink as an aperitif.
Satyr by Sileni Estate Pinot Noir 2013: Typical red berry and cherry flavours with a soft dry finish. Perfect for hearty pastas, duck and lamb roast. Drink young or cellar up to 4 years.
Satyr by Sileni Estate Syrah 2013 : Rich black plum and spice characters with soft, supple tannins and subtle leather and black olive. Enjoy up to eight years from vintage.
See you all down here!
Jay and the Old Bridge Team