Pirramimma Ironstone Petit Verdot 2015
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Pirramimma has mastered a powerful style of robust McLaren Vale reds. This petit verdot is a great example of their house style, hailing from vineyards of old vines and tiny, concentrated yields. It’s a step up from their Vineyard Select range, with more richness, complexity and length. The wine saw 40% new French oak, which has added a toasty note to an abundance of plums, blueberries and raisins. The producer has said that “this big brooding wine will require serious aerating”, so polish off your decanter and get this one breathing before you start grilling the accompanying feast!
“Exhibiting power and presence, the intensely aromatic bouquet shows blackberry, plum jam, vanilla and toasted spice aromas, leading to a deeply flavoured palate that’s packed with rich fruit intensity. It’s substantial yet graceful with a lengthy velvety finish. At its best: now to 2030.”
Full price $70.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Petit Verdot
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.