“Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle. This shiraz from the
north-western Barossa is a dark, inky purple in the glass with black
plum and toasty vanilla oak along with fruit cake notes and clove
spice. Excellent fruit flavours are full-bodied, rich and intense. Good
support from unobtrusive oak and chalky tannins add to the structure
and the finish is long. This is a robust, distinguished wine with
excellent balance and drinkable now and well into the future.
Brett Smith, Wine Jury, April 2015
Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle and we believe Shiraz is the pinnacle grape of the Barossa and that the north-western Barossa is the pinnacle sub-appellation for Shiraz.
Certified organic and biodynamic Best Organic Wine-Producer Of The Year 2013 - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013.
Pirathon Shiraz is a full bodied wine encompassing the great flavour, texture and structure of the north-western Barossa. Higher altitude, gullies, hills, slopes, and undulations
provide different topographies, microclimates and individualistic parcels of grapes with
unique flavours and characters from their own site.
Grapes for Pirathon are grown by dedicated high quality growers in the Greenock, Moppa,
Belvedere, Stonewell, Koonunga and Ebenezer districts of the north-western Barossa.
Many of these growers' families have been growing grapes here for generations.
The grapes for Pirathon Shiraz are traditionally handcrafted in open top fermenters and basket pressed before maturing in barrel. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon Shiraz and combined they produce the ultimate blend.
Pirathon Shiraz showcases and celebrates the pinnacle north-western Barossa region and pinnacle Barossa grape with a complex and distinguished wine.
Winemaker: Troy Kalleske