Ironheart represents the most elite Shiraz Yangarra's single vineyard estate. The name Ironheart captures the red-ish ironstone soils, along with the passion and soulful dedication to the soil vineyard and winemaking.
“The dark Ironheart Shiraz is wound up like a coil, put it in a decanter and let it spring open. As a young wine the typical dark fruit aromas are elusive, but on the palate the power and concentration of the fruit unfolds, with big soft tannins so typical from this site, and the iron-like sanguine finish. A wine made to sustain the years ahead .” - Peter Fraser, winemaker.
WINE COMPOSITION: 100% Shiraz
REGION: Estate grown in Kangarilla, McLaren Vale
WINEMAKING: Wild yeast ferment, 15 months maturation in 40% new and 60% old French oak, no fining just filtration.
From two vineyard blocks on a gravelly ironstone outcrop, a barrel selection that is said to focus on ironstone characters. Hand-picked, cold soak, 25% whole bunches, wild-fermented, matured in French oak (40% new) for 15 months. Sombre, earthy black fruits are so intense they momentarily stop the heart from beating. The texture and mouthfeel are such that they throw down the gauntlet to anyone seeking to drink more than a glass at this early (indeed far too early) stage of its life. The balance is spot on the money, so the long term future is assured.
|Product/Service Sold Out||Yes|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Certified Organic|