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D'arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2014
  • Super GSM blend from the famous d'Arenberg
  • Showcases how special McLaren Vale reds can be
  • A terrific food wine that will age beautifully

D'arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2014 x6

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The Ironstone Pressings is one of d'Arenberg's Icon brand reds. The hallmark of this wine is vigorous, fine piquant tannin and acidity that continue to reside with the Ironstone after some considerable time. A terrific food wine, with a different weight and texture to straight Shiraz or Cabernet.

Awards

1 Gold

Wine Region

MCLAREN VALE

Drink Until

2030

Varieties

Grenache 72%, Shiraz 25%, Mourvedre 3%

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Chilli venison, roast pigeon breast or sautéed calves liver with intense jus and vegetables.

Oak

A mixture of new and used French oak barriques for 18 months.

Colour

Deep, dark, plum colour.

Nose

This wine is extremely alluring. The intriguing nose is at once both fresh and complex. Blood orange, black cherry, and dark fruits leap out of the glass. Behind them lurk complex notes of sooty earth, game, and charcuterie. Baking spices make themselves known and there is a ferrous-like aroma of fresh blood which flows through onto the palate.

Palate

Here the wine starts building layers of flavour. Initially red berries, brooding mulberry, and plummy sweet fruit flood the tongue. This is followed with finely balanced, savoury mid-palate weight, accentuated by spicy minerality. A very subtle hint of lightly toasted oak is supported and carried by lively fine tannins on the vibrant and lingering finish. Intoxicatingly alluring.

Background

Most of McLaren Vale's acclaimed and historic vineyards are impregnated with ancient, decomposed laterite granite known as ironstone. Its extraordinary rusty red-brown 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.

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