Pierro Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Reserve 2016

Margaret River
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£41.95 per bottle
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Nick Butler, The Real Review "Maintaining a lively, youthful crimson-red hue. Violets and lifted red-berry aromas, subtle and assured. Cedar and toast, cinnamon and red licorice. An elegant less-is-more cabernet blend; plenty of raspberry and blueberry energy without straying into darker fruits. Tannins are finely-grained and ripe. Acidity in that same red-berry spectrum underwrites a promising future. Excellent."

2016 release is composed of 70.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20.6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Taste & Aroma

Nick Butler, The Real Review "Maintaining a lively, youthful crimson-red hue. Violets and lifted red-berry aromas, subtle and assured. Cedar and toast, cinnamon and red licorice. An elegant less-is-more cabernet blend; plenty of raspberry and blueberry energy without straying into darker fruits. Tannins are finely-grained and ripe. Acidity in that same red-berry spectrum underwrites a promising future. Excellent."

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Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Pierro

Producer

Pierro Chardonnay

Pierro Chardonnay is without question, a world-class wine and has won so many awards over the years. Moreover, it is well entrenched in the top three Chardonnays of Australia. Notwithstanding the above accolades, the highly respected American magazine Wine & Spirits voted the Pierro Chardonnay the best in Australia, which and if truth be known, does not come as a surprise to those in the know! Pierro Vineyard lies in the central Willyabrup sub region of Margaret River. The fully mature ‘Gin Gin’ clone Chardonnay vines are closely spaced which increases relative humidity. The vineyard is very stony; at night the heat radiates back into the clusters of Chardonnay effectively burning off excessive levels of malic acid. Low levels of malic acid in the Chardonnay fruit means that the complex aromas and flavours derive from malo-lactic fermentation do not smother fruit definition. The wine is vinified in Burgundian fashion with barrel fermentation in new French oak, lees stirring (bâttonage) and lees contact. Doctor Mike Peterkin is able to combine a fastidious attention to detail with a relaxed approach. Pierro Chardonnay possesses incredible intensity, generosity, complexity and concentration.

Region

Margaret River Wine UK

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, including gold medals and a staggering 98 points awarded for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Nocturne’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is receiving plenty of recognition and all but one of Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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