2014 Ironstone Old Bush Vine Grenache
- $270 per six pack - normally $300 ($45 each)
This bright vibrant Grenache exhibits a bouquet of red rose, spicy raspberry, pomegranate and black cherry, with hints of subtle nutty cedary oak. 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.
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.
We matured 50% of the wine in new 600lt French oak puncheon's and the other 50% matured in older French and American oak to maintain primary fruit. Oak maturation was limited to 18 months to maintain colour, vibrancy and freshness of varietal character.
8.8 standard drinks - 14.6% alcohol