Thomson Estate, Old Pumphouse Shiraz
Old Pumphouse Shiraz
Vibrant berry fruit flavours with hints of pepper and spice are accompanied by subtle oak. Ideal with red meat, pasta or cheese.
Enjoy now or keep for up to 7 years with careful cellaring.
Region South Australia
Closure Screw cap
Titratable Acidity 5.2
FRUIT This Shiraz was hand selected at vintage from our estate vineyards in South Australia. The parcels were kept to one side, crushed and fermented separately in order to retain the quality seen on the vine. The 2019 Riverland vintage endured hot, dry conditions of over 35 for 48 days resulting in lower than average yields with minimal disease risk. Producing outstanding quality for reds, the particularly dry growing season did see some yields lower than normal.
WINEMAKING The richness of the fruit in its natural state meant that minimal intervention was required in the winery. Kept separate these parcels were left on skins for some time in order to develop the keen tannin structure, then fermented in stainless steel with the influence of French oak for complexity.
COLOUR Deep ruby red with purple hue.
AROMA Wild mixed aromas of blue and black berries, with creamy vanillin French oak.
PALATE This is our classic South Australian Shiraz: deeply coloured and richly flavoured with blueberry fruits, supported by spices of white pepper, vanilla and cinnamon. Smooth and rich it can be enjoyed on its own or with pan seared fillet mignon and aged hard cheese like Gouda.
GOLD MEDAL Berliner Wine Trophy 2020
GOLD MEDAL AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2020
BEST VALUE BUYS Winestate Magazine Aug/Sep 2020
89 POINTS Bon Vinitas International Wine Tasting & Magazine 2020
GOLD MEDAL Frankfurt 2019 International Wine Show
Gold Medal AWC Wine Challenge Vienna 2017
Bronze Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
GOLD MEDAL Prodexpo International Wine Fair Moscow Russia, 2017
SILVER MEDAL AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2015
SILVER MEDAL CWSA Best Value 2014
SILVER MEDAL Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2014
SILVER MEDAL Mundus Vini Germany - Spring 2015
BRONZE MEDAL China Wine & Spirit Awards – Best Value 2015
COMMENDED Decanter World Wine Awards 2015