This is the first GSM in Pirramimma’s Ironstone range. The grapes come off the 75-year-old War Horse vineyard in the Vale. These are gnarly old dry grown vines that have to push their roots through two layers of ironstone (hence the name) to reach their nutrients. This causes extremely low yields and an extremely high concentration of flavour. The blend is 60% grenache, 35% shiraz and 5% mourvèdre. On the nose you’ll find mulberry, plum, blackberry and nutmeg, while the palate adds raspberry, cranberry, blood plum and pomegranate. The wine is concentrated but nuanced, lively but dark in fruit. Not too shabby for grapes off some old gnarly vines.
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Liquor Licence No. 36128660