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Pirramimma Ironstone Petit Verdot 2015

McLaren Vale
Petit Verdot
Red Wine
Winemaker's Notes

For this premium Petit Verdot we hand selected fruit from four different vineyards, soil types, locations and clones. The minuscule yields of concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2015 provided us the quality and power to release our second Icon Petit Verdot under our Ironstone series.

We barrel fermented 40% of the juice in new French oak barriques, with 25% matured in 2 and 3 year old French barriques, plus older oak for the other 35%, maturation was 28 months. This powerful intense wine displays a bouquet of blackberry, violets, Spanish olive, Dutch liquorice and spicy cedary oak, with hints of lavender and musk. The palate delivers blueberry, star of anise, Kalamata olive, black cherry and bramble, all enveloped by firm- controlled tannins and savoury oak.

This big brooding wine will require serious aerating to consume with food in its youth or will reward long term cellaring under the right conditions.

The Winery

Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. It’s one of Australia’s oldest wineries to still be in family control. The family philosophy is to produce wines from estate-grown grapes, ensuring the highest quality standards are met and the unique regional characters are displayed. Pirramimma has been awarded 5-Star Winery by James Halliday at Australian Wine Companion, it won Best Australian Producer (the fourth time in six years) in year 2015, 2016, 2017 and currently in 2020, with 14 Gold Medals and 12 Silver Medals.

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