2018 Ironbank Shiraz
A textural shiraz blend with added Pinot Noir to give a silky mouth feel. The Shiraz gives lifted spice and rich berry aromas.
The sweet fruit flavours make this an exceptionally well balanced, full bodied wine.
mulberry· blackberry· plum· lifted spice· white pepper
Hand-picked, then destemmed into open-top fermenters the fruit is cold soaked for about four days to extract colour and fine aromas. Once fermenting, each small ferment batch was plunged twice daily. After a sixteen day fermentation the free-run wine is then pumped to oak and the skins traditionally basket pressed. 15 months ageing in a mixture of new and old French oak has created a complex wine with excellent ageing ability. Drinking beautifully now, however cellaring will reward those with patience to wait.
Carefully selected vineyards near Woodside and Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills consistently produce outstanding shiraz,
whilst the Pinot is sourced from our home block vineyard at Longwood.
SMALL BATCH SERIES - NINE BARRELS
WINE MAKER Kate Laurie
RELEASE DATE August 2019
CELLAR seven to ten years
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Shiraz + Pinot Noir
REGION Adelaide Hills
Contact our tasting room for availability of back vintage Ironbank.
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