2013 Ironstone Petit Verdot
- $270 per six pack - normally $300 ($45 each)
This powerful intense wine displays a bouquet of violets, olives, blue damson plums and spicy cedary oak, with hints of lavender and rosemary.
The palate delivers blueberry, star of anise, kalamata olive, black cherry and bramble, all enveloped by firm controlled tannins and lemony oak. This big brooding wine will require serious aeration to consume with food in its youth or will reward long term cellaring under the right conditions.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
3 1/2 Stars Winestate Review 2016
Over 124 years ago travelling from Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills aboard Rounsevell's stagecoach Alexander Campbell Johnston arrived in McLaren Vale. He purchased a parcel of land from the stock's family which was adjacent to the township of McLaren Vale, it was predominately farming land with 8 acres planted to Grenache and Zante currants at the highest point of the estate.
This is where Alexander planted his first vines due to the topography - hillside location, sandy red loam, over shallow conglomerate ironstone and piped hollow ironstone, with exceptional drainage.
For this premium Petit Verdot we hand selected fruit from four distinct soil types and locations. We barrel fermented 50% of the juice in new French Oak, with the other 50% matured in 3 and 4 year old French Barriques. Oak Maturation was 28 months.
8.6 standard drinks - 14.5% alcohol
Titratable acid 6.0g/L : pH 3.51 : Residual Sugar 4.3g/L : Sulphur 60ppm