dArenberg Ironstone Pressings GSM
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Fruit Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $59.99
$719.00
Available in cases of 6
d'Arenberg's love affair with Grenache reaches its pinnacle with Ironstone Pressings. The original block planted in 1918, on the lower side of the winery, has a plentiful amount of ironstone throughout the soil structures, which enhances the body and tannin structure of the wine. As the finished wine is a cepage of three grapes it is a matter of selecting and screening the very best Grenache barrels. They complement the Dead Arm Shiraz component which likewise complements the 28 Rd Mourvedre portion to a point where the Grenache is beautifully framed.
Most of McLaren Vale's soils are impregnated with ancient, decomposed laterite granite known as ironstone. The larger pieces were cleared from vineyards in the late 1880s and utilized in many of the buildings at d'Arenberg. Small batches of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourverdre are separately passed through a rubber toothed crusher into open fermenters. Some parcels are tread by foot two thirds of the way through. When tannin extraction is just right, the wines are basket pressed into oak for the completion of ferments and malolactic. Components are matured on lees in a combination of seasoned and new French oak barriques before assembling into the final wine.
TASTING NOTES
Brilliant, gleaming red. Dark fruits, mulberr and plum nose, fresh soil and peat over an underlying lick of exotic Indian spice. An abundance of fresh fruits on the palate marry well with the more complex characters of cinnamon and quince, nutmeg, star anise and earthy beetroot. Open and generous upon release, lively acidity and the abundance of fine gritty tannins. Unfiltered and unfined, a harmless deposit may form in the bottle.
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  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2002
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  South Australia
  Each $179.99
  $2159.00
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  South Australia
  Each $139.99
  $1679.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $64.99
  $779.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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  Each $28.99
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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  South Australia
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
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  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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  Each $17.99
  $215.00
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  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
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  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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dArenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2015
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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dArenberg Stump Jump White 2016
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  $143.00
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More About dArenberg Wines
The heart of McLaren Vale, past and present, d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in Australia
In 1912 Joseph Osborn, a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. Joseph’s son Francis Ernest (‘Frank’) Osborn left medical school, choosing to forsake the scalpel for pruning shears. He soon increased the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares. Fruit was sold to local wineries until the construction of his own cellars was completed in 1928. Dry red table and fortified wines were produced in ever increasing quantities to supply the expanding markets of Europe. dArenberg»