Blue Pyrenees Prestige 6 Pack

$204.00 inc GST Per Pack of 6 bottles

“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.”
Huon Hooke

What the Pack Contains

3 Bottles Blue Pyrenees Section 1 Shiraz 2017 – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Malbec

3 Bottles Blue Pyrenees Estate Shiraz 2017

Tasting Notes – Blue Pyreneese Estate Red

Nose: Fragrant ripe blueberry fruit aromas plus toasty oak, subtle mushroom & spice.

Mouth: Dark fruits and liquorice intermingled with forest undergrowth notes precede a long-lasting, fine tannin Rosemary-flavoured finish. The medium weight but firm structure and fruit vibrancy of this wine ensure it has many possible food matches.

Food Pairing:

Full-bodied flavoursome Pyrenees red blends such as this have many possible food matches but beef steak is a classic favourite, with the wine’s many tannins tempered by the juicy fatty texture of a medium-rare T-bone with mushroom sauce.

Tasting Notes – Section One Shiraz

Nose: Fragrant ripe blueberry fruit aromas plus toasty oak, subtle mushroom & spice.

Mouth: Dark fruits and liquorice intermingled with forest undergrowth notes precede a long-lasting, fine tannin Rosemary-flavoured finish. The medium weight but firm structure and fruit vibrancy of this wine ensure it has many possible food matches.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Section 1 Shiraz

  • Gold Medal 2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value
  • Gold Medal 2018 London Wine Competition
  • Four Stars 2018 Winestate Magazine World’s Greatest Shiraz/Syrah Challenge
  • Silver Medal 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show
  • Gold Medal 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal  2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Estate Red

  • Gold Medal 2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards
  • Trophy 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show

 

Available in 6 packs

Description

Blue Pyrenees Estate was established in 1963 by the French company Remy Martin, and was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture.

Today, Blue Pyrenees is 100 per cent Australian owned and is led by Chief Winemaker Andrew Koerner. Proud of the fact that all of their wines are made from grapes grown in their vineyards and produced in their estate winery, Blue Pyrenees Estate are committed to making authentic, world class-quality wines.

A short stroll up the hill from the winery, the cellar door building provides a superb vantage point from which to taste the wines, learn about the winemaking process, or enjoy a glass or two matched with our famous grazing boards of fresh local produce.

Winemaking Notes – Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

he Pyrenees region of Australia is best known for its bold savoury red wines & the “Estate” from Blue Pyrenees uses blending of the Estate vineyard’s best components to consistently reinforce this reputation. The 2016/2017 growing season was the wettest since 2010/11 with rains throughout winter & spring, then a mild summer & warm dry autumn to finish which resulted in good vine canopies & above average size crops. The individual vineyard components were kept separate — initially in fifteen tonne static & three-tonne open fermenters — then also while maturing in new (40%), two-year-old (30%) & four-year-old (30%) French & American oak barriques for a full 24 months. Final selections, then blending, a light egg-white fining & bottling all occurred in June & July 2019.

Winemaking Notes – Section One Shiraz

The Blue Pyrenees Estate Section One Shiraz wine was formerly known as Reserve Shiraz but year after year the majority of this wine is made from the oldest Shiraz vines known as “Section One” or block one of the Estate Vineyard. So from 2013 the new name Section One is adopted for the wine made from these 40+ year old vines. These robust old vines weather the variable vintage conditions better than any others and exhibit strong regional and varietal characters when approaching maturity. The grapes are co-fermented to dryness in open and closed fermenters with a small amount of Viognier grapes before gentle pressing to extract all the colour, flavour and natural tannin from the skins. After pressing the wine is racked to barrels, new to four-year-old French and American oak barriques for secondary fermentation & 24 months maturation before final barrel selection, blending of those barrels, and a light egg-white fining before bottling.

Additional information

Weight 5.9 kg
Dimensions 9.0 × 9.0 × 29 cm
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Quantity

Vintage

Estate Red 2017
Section 1 Shiraz 2017

Bottle Closure

Alcohole Content

Estate Red14.1%
Section 1 Shiraz 14.5%

Cellering

Section 1 Shiraz – Drinking Window now – 2027
Estate Red- Drinking Window 2018 – 2037

James Halliday Rating