The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013

The Story Behind The Name

Most of McLaren Vale's acclaimed and historic vineyards are impregnated with ancient, decomposed laterite granite known as ironstone. Its extraordinary rusty redbrown colour is derived from the iron oxides present in the stone. The larger pieces were cleared from the vineyards in the late 1880's and utilised in any of the buildings at d'Arenberg, most notably the old stables.

The Characteristics

Intoxicating and ethereal. Allow this wine to develop slowly in your glass and watch as the earthen and woody spiced nose unfurls to reveal sweet plummy fruits, supported with highlights of cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. A recognisable undercurrent of game and cured meats, ties the link between this vintage and previous ones. The palate, whilst rich and juicy with its abundance of plums and mulberries, displays an ample volume of textured, velvety tannins which tame the mid palate creaminess ensuring a long, savoury finish.

$390 per Case
$65 per Bottle
The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013
Artist: Patrick Cook
Artist: Patrick Cook
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