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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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.
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.