2017 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Ironheart Shiraz McLaren Vale – Yangarra’s combination of ancient geology, higher altitude and Mediterranean climate provide the ideal growing conditions for the best grape varieties of the southern Rhône.
Ironheart is the flagship Shiraz from Yangarra’s single vineyard estate at the northern edge of McLaren Vale. The vineyard’s cooler climate and sandy ironstone soils produce Shiraz with immense concentration and finesse.
Sourced from block 15 (1.8 Ha) which lies amongst a gravelly ironstone outcrop (where the North Maslin sand geology comes to the surface). Of the twelve individual blocks of Shiraz on their estate, this block produces the most profound fruit.
The fruit was hand-picked, and 25% whole bunches retained. The remaining fruit was destemmed and mechanically sorted. 5 day cold soak at approximately 10 degrees. Open fermenters used, wild yeast ferment. Plunging and some gentle délestage occurred during fermentation. The wine was kept on yeast lees in 35% new French oak and 65% older French oak for 15 months. Each year they select individual barrels that showcase the characters of the ironstone that the vine grows in.
High intensity, superb complexity and amazing concentration. Fresh mixed berries, dried spices, dusting of oak, plums and other dark fruits, touch of licorice and these out of the world tannins.
Single Price: $130.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $100.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,200.00