Pirramimma `Ironstone` Grenache 2014 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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RRP $50

$39.99 per Bottle
$239.94 per pack

For our first Ironstone release we hand picked the 70 year old War Horse vineyard, these old gnarly dry grown vines were planted in 1944 by Italian POW's. Due to the two lateral layers of Ironstone, the vines are permanently stressed, thus producing minuscule yields of around a tonne and a half per acre. The small berry, concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2014 provided us the quality and character to release this wine under our iconic Ironstone label.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

50% matured in new French puncheons, 50% in used French and American oak, for 18 months. This has the structure that separates McLaren Vale grenache from all others in SA, giving this deliciously pliant wine an almost regal air. The use of so much new French oak was brave, but it's part of that regal DNA. Rating 95 - Drink by 2029 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Date Tasted:

23 Feb 2017

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This bright vibrant Grenache exhibits a bouquet of red rose, spicy raspberry, pomegranate and black cherry, with hints of subtle nutty cedary oak.

Palate

With the palate delivering raspberry puree, dried cranberry, red currant and nutmeg, intermingled with Christmas pudding and spices.

This stunning wine is balanced by a seam of fine grain, savoury tannins,approachable now with double aeration or will develop under the right cellaring conditions.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal Outstanding - IWSC Wine Show London 2016

Bronze Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2016

Winery Profile

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5-Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston planted the first small vine cuttings on his newly purchased 97 hectare property in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Alexander settled with his family on the property and proudly named it ‘Pirramimma’, an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the moon and the stars’. More than 115 years and three generations later the Johnston Family still operates one of Australia’s oldest and proudest family owned and run wineries - Pirramimma. Making wines that range from the traditional to the innovative, Pirramimma is pure McLaren Vale. As one of the original landholders in the region the family is committed to its home and the regionally unique wines they produce.

Geoff Johnston, Grandson of Alexander, is the modern custodian of the family heritage. The Johnston family have grown the property from 97 hectares in 1892 to 250 hectares today. The family philosophy is to produce wines from estate grown grapes, ensuring the highest quality standards are met and the unique regional characters are displayed.

2011 Trophy Winner at International Wine and Spirit Competition (London, UK)

The 2007 Pirramimma ACJ has won the coveted Glenelly Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine at the prestigious 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The wine a unique blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon has won this fantastic award above all other blended wines from across the globe. Named in honour of Pirramimma founder Alexander Campbell Johnston, the 2007 ACJ is only the second release of this limited production wine, the first being the Gold Medal winning 2004 vintage. Only produced if varietal parcels display outstanding character, the barrel select 2007 ACJ was limited to 500 dozen.

"With 120 years of winemaking history, it is a great achievement from the team to win any Trophy in such a competitive industry, but to win a major Trophy at one of the Worlds most important Wine Competitions is a tremendous result for McLaren Vale and Pirramimma" Geoff said.

"Best Fortified Wine" at 2017 AWC- Vienna- Trophy Winner- Pirramimma Digby.

" Best Red Wine of the Year" 2013 Ironstone Petit Verdot McLaren Vale, 95 Points- 2016 AWC Vienna, 95 points- 2016 James Halliday

View Pirramimma website

Other Information

  • 2014 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14.6% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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