Ironstone GSM 2016

PIRRAMIMMA

Ironstone GSM
2016

$57.97*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
147643
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Specialty
Status
Store Only
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
Varietal(s)
Grenache 60 %
Shiraz 35 %
Mourvèdre 5 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Winery's website

About this winery

Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning "the moon and the stars." The vineyard soils vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat....

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Winemaking notes

For this stunning Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre the winery selected fruit from the older mature blocks, which supplied outstanding colour, varietal character and intensity. This is their first release under the Iconic Ironstone label, is 60% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 5% Mourvedre.

Tasting notes

Displaying a lifted bouquet of spicy mulberry, black plum, nutmeg and briary blackberry, with the palate delivery concentrated raspberry puree, mariposa blood plum, cranberry and pomegranate. An exceptional example of Australian GSM, approachable now or cellar up to 15 years under the right conditions.

*Revues de presse*

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 93 points -

August 2018

60% grenache, 35% shiraz, 5% mourvedre. It remains tidy despite the high alcohol; indeed it keeps its warmth well hidden. It tastes mostly of raspberry and bitumen but there's a licoricey aspect, a sweet orange-peel character, and complex notes of both leather and undergrowth...

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